Everyone has their own, preferred method of leaving this world.
Some people would like to go quietly into the night, some people would like to go out in a blaze of glory. Some people would like to see it coming, some people would like it to come in their sleep. I’ve even heard of someone who, when the time comes, has planned on buying a corvette, and flipping it on the highway.
Me? I see it coming, with a mild case of heartburn, and a couple of brownie crumbs on my lips.
Speaking about leaving this world, I think that the LIB was actually trying to get rid of me (maybe she has finally had enough of my snoring).
I should’ve known when I didn’t even need to ask for the latest creation to come out of the LIB’s kitchen.
In fact the first I knew about these was when I received a message from the LIB, saying that she was not sure how much longer she could go without eating one.
And her weapon of choice: Seriously Decadent Chocolate Brownies.
175g unsalted butter;
400g castor sugar;
3 eggs, beaten;
A teaspoon of vanilla essence;
150g plain flour;
150g chopped pecan nuts;
200g white chocolate (a slab, chopped up, works well)
125g dark chocolate (We used a Lindt 85% slab, broken up).
The LIB creamed the butter and sugar together, until they were fluffy and pale (and no, that isn’t some lame joke about how someone likes their coffee).
She melted the dark chocolate using a double boiler and mixed this into the butter sugar mixture with the vanilla essence. This was followed by folding in the flour. Next she added the pecans and then half of the white chocolate.
The brownie batter was spooned into a square baking tin, and the remaining white chocolate chunks were sprinkled over the top.
The completed mixture goes into a pre-heated oven (180C) for around 35 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck into the centre, comes out with crumbs attached to it.
Don’t worry if the white choclate on top looks like it’s burnt a bit, this is normal and doesn’t affect the taste.
Rather under-cook than over-cook, as the brownies will continue to cook in the baking tin. Leave it to cool in the tin.
Your last step is to cut the now cool brownie square into individual squares, you can probably squeeze out around 16 smaller squares.
I found that these are best eaten, 2 at a time. 3 at a time can be done, but you might be running the risk of seeming a little greedy!
These brownies are seriously good. A reasonable size, nice a moist, yet you can still break them apart with your fingers. Pair it with freshly brewed coffee.
I’d even go as far as to say, these could be good enough to kill for.