Chocolate Brownies

Today it`s a bank holiday around here. I think there is no better opportunity for a great desert. Chocolate brownies for example.

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Let me just say, that this is not just a regular sweet`s recipe. That dessert is the essence of happiness.

Even if you are not a big fun of chocolate you will ask for a second piece. At least that happened to me from a friend and it made me very happy, but then I realised I should have made two pans of the original recipe, because it disappeared in no time.

Fortunately, it is very easy and quick to prepare, so I will not spend the entire day on the kitchen. I told you that it`s a bank holiday and family walks near the beach are a must!!

I need to leave the computer now and start baking!! GIve it a try, you will love-love-love it!!

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You will need the following Ingredients:

  • 180g. butter
  • 250g. dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 40g. cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g. granulated sugar
  • 200g. flour
  • 100g. walnuts
  • white chocolate, melted

Method:

  1. In a bain marie, melt the butter along with the chocolate.
  2. Remove the bowl from the bain marie and beat with a hand whisk until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with the whisk.
  4. Line a 20×30 cm baking pan with parchment paper.
  5. Grease and flour the parchment paper.
  6. Spread the mixture in the pan.
  7. Bake at 170*C  for 30-35 minutes.
  8. Remove it from oven and allow it to cool a bit.
  9. Serve at room temperature and with some white chocolate on top.

chocolate brownies recipe saltybiscotti blog

chocolate brownies recipe saltybiscotti blog

Have a great week & Thank you so much for being here!! 🙂

Chocolate Pancakes

This was made a while ago and it was my first attempt to make pancakes. For some reason It took a great effort to decide on the proper recipe and an even greater one, not to eat all the pancakes, before taking some shots. Well, I did eat many of them of course while I was cooking,  but I managed to keep a few decent ones for the pictures.

These chocolate pancakes are great for a Mother`s Day breakfast and very easy to make. The recipe is from a favorite Greek Chef of mine, Akis Petretzikis and his book “Just Chocolate“, who I think most of you don`t know, although he is very talented, famous around here and recommended by Jamie Oliver after they cooperated a couple of years ago.

Anyway, back to the delicious recipe of those chocolate pancakes.

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You will need the following Ingredients:

  • 180 ml sour milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tb vanilla syrup
  • 40 gr. crystal sugar
  • 50 ml spore oil
  • 130 gr. flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tb bakin powder
  • 1 tb cooking soda
  • 100 gr. milk sugar
  • 50 gr. butter to fry
  • 170 gr. melted praline chocolate (to serve on top)
  • fresh fruit

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Method:

  1. Whisk in a large bowl the milk with the eggs, the vanilla, the sugar and the oil.
  2. Whisk in a separate bowl the flour with the salt, the bakin powder, the soda and the chocolate pieces and fold into the flour mixture until all ingredients are combined together.
  3. In medium heat, place a nonstick pan and use half tb of butter per pancake.
  4. When the butter melts, place into the pan a large spoon of the mixture and cook for 4 minutes until it gets bubbly on top, flip and cook for 2 more minutes until it gets a golden color.
  5. Serve with melted praline on top and fresh fruit.

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Happy Mother`s Day!!

Enjoy!! 🙂