Super Fudgy Brownies

Try few brownies so far, in fact this will be the BEST brownies I have ever made. A good blend of fudgy and chewy, it is just the way I like them to be :). Be sure to use a good quality of dark chocolate then it definitely will satisfy your craving :)

Source : Martha Stewart via Ricke's Ordinary Kitchen

120 gr Unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
225 gr Semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
200 gr Sugar (original 280 gr)
3 large eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
130 gr All-purpose flour
30 gr Cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt

50 gr chocolate converture droplet / chocolate chips (optional)

- Using double boil method, melt the butter and chocolate, stir together until melted and mixed. Add sugar, stir awhile and switch off fire, mix to combine ( worry if the sugar not melted ). Set aside.
- Preheat your oven to 180C
- Add eggs and vanilla, mix to combine. ( I modify a bit, since I don’t like my brownies to be gooey texture, instead I beat the eggs by hand mixer (non-machine) until incorporated (not so long), then add the melted chocolate in 3 times until well incorporated ).
- Add in the shifted flour, cocoa powder, BP, salt and chocolate droplet, mix just until moistened ( do not overmix ).
- Transfer batter to 8 or 9 inch pan, smooth top.
- Bake for 50 mins (check below update) or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
- Cool in pan for at least 30 mins ( I just leave it to cool in a pan and transfer out before cutting ).

UPDATED (29/06/15): I baked it again, however, this time, I'm not too sure, it's a bit dry for 50 mins. So, next time I will bake for 25 mins.

Steamed Sweet Potato Mantou

With additional sweet potato into the recipe, it really make the mantous taste even nicer & fragrant than the standard white mantou.
And instead of normal mantou roll shape, just for fun, I made it into donut shape :) Here are the look of healthy donuts :))

Source : Wendyywy - Table of Two or more

Ingredients: - recipe in half
5.5 gr Instant yeast
¼ tsp Sugar
75 ml Water

250 gr Pau flour
125 gr Steamed Orange Sweet Potato
50 gr Sugar
½ Tbsp Double action baking powder
¼ tsp Salt

20 gr Shortening, melted

Filling – chocolate chips & salted egg yolks custard (optional)

Method: (Using a Dough Mixer or Hand Knead)
- Proof A until it froths.
- Mix B, knead it until the mixture will look crumbly
- Pour in yeast mixture (A), knead until it smooth and no longer sticky.
- Add in the melted shortening, knead until dough no longer feels oily.
- Shape into a ball and cover dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about an hour or until double in size (My dough rest around 30 mins).
- Knock down dough to expel some air, transfer to a lightly floured surface. Here, half dough, I roll and use donut cutter to make donut shape and the other half, I divide into 25 gr each and wrap each piece with filling.
- Place the pau onto a piece of greaseproof paper or muffin case. Proof it for another 15 mins or until the shaped mantou has double.
- Stean the mantou over the high heat for about 10 mins (adjust the timing based on the pau size)
- Best serve while it hot.

Yields : 17 pcs

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #31: BaoHo-Chiak 包好吃(May 2013) hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders.