This, of all American recipes that I proposed in Europe, was by far the most successful. I know she is not alone, in fact I had the great pleasure to read the book by David Lebovitz, Sweet Life in Paris, where he often travels around the city carrying their brownies to friends and acquaintances in order to consolidate its relations with others . Think of it as a sort of culinary diplomacy. This is my forte, I can do it with your eyes closed and in no time, and more than once I happened at 3 am, if properly prayed by a group of friends hungry. The place today in honor of the collection of American recipes Anise & Cinnamon .. I was very surprised and pleased to discover his post on a recipe in my book and its subsequent proposal from the collection.
Brownies with chocolate
250 g sugar
75 g cocoa powder (powder)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
2 eggs, cold
60 g flour
50 g chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Lined with parchment paper a square baking pan of about 20 cm.
Melt the butter in a double boiler, sugar cocoa, and salt, stirring occasionally until ‘and the mixture is smooth and warm. Remove the saucepan from the heat and leave to cool a little.
Then add the vanilla essence and stir with a wooden spoon. Then incorporated the eggs, one at a time, and stirring vigorously after each addition. When the mixture and ‘thick and smooth, add the flour and beat vigorously for a few minutes. If you use them, add the nuts at this point.
Then pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees. Cook until ‘a toothpick stuck in the cake comes out with a few crumbs still attaccata.Tagliate in 16-25 squares.