17 October 2012

Super-sumptuous soy sauce brownie

That's right people - soy sauce.  Not as quick as my 5-minute microwave brownie, but significantly more fudgey.  YUM!  

I had come across the recipe a while ago, on the website for kikkoman soy sauces (quite what I was doing perusing a soy sauce website, I can't answer you, but there you go!) and had been meaning to try it for a while.  Finally got around to it this week, with it being a friend's birthday (Happy Birthday Emma!). 

It made a fairly big brownie (about the size of a dinner plate), so plenty to go around.  Give this one a whirl, next time you're after filling up the pantry coffers...

250 g butter
200 g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 3/4 cups (tightly packed) brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/3 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius (160 if oven is fan-forced).
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together in small saucepan, over low hear, until melted and smooth.
  3. Combine sugar, eggs and soy in large bowl.  Add melted chocolate and mix to combine. 
  4. Add other ingredients and mix into silky chocolatey mixture. 
  5. Pour into greased 23 cm cake tin and bake for about 35 minutes, or until set (you want it slightly fudgey in the centre, not overcooked). 
  6. Serve warm with cream, or yoghurt and berries, or slice when cold for a tasty lunchbox treat.