Fore Note: Who does’nt like delicious chocolate Brownies? And if you add a little chilli twist to the Brownies and make them even more scrumptious and interesting. It’s an amzing drama waiting to happen in your mouth. I have tried some chilli chocolates but did’nt like the idea of having chiili flakes or bits of chillie in my brownies. I wanted the amazing chilli flavour to be coming through from all through the chocolate. I needed something which acts like an essence and spreads the chili flovaour evenly and not comprise with the lovely gooey texture of the brownies. After trying all sorts of different methods I took the chilli oil path. It teases your tastebuds with a bursting flavours of chocolate and gooey texture.
Skill Level: Easy
Makes 12 Brownies
100 grams Plain Flour
150 grams Demerara Sugar
100 grams Caster Sugar
50 grams Cocoa
200 grams Unsalted Butter
1/2 tsp Salt
4 Tbsp Golden Syrup
150 grams Dark Chocolate
For the Chilli oil:
2 1/2 tbsp Chilli flakes
15 ml Olive oil
Pre heat the oven at 150 degrees.
Mix the butter, demerara sugar and caster sugar untill well combined. Add the cocoa, salt , half the flour and 3 eggs and mix. Continue to add the rest of flour and eggs and mix well using a hand held mixer on medium speed and take care so you don’t leave any lumps. Add the golden syrup and mix again for 1 min.
Heat the oilve oil in a deep pan and add the chilli flakes and leave it for 3-5 mins on medium heat on the gas. Take care, so the chillies don’t burn. Take the oil off the heat and cover it tightly with a lid and allow the chilli to infuse into the oil for atleast 15 mins. Then filter the oil and keep aside.
Take a deep saucepan and fill it with a glass of water and start boiling the water. Place a glass bowl over the water and place the chunks of dark chocolate to melt. Make sure the water does not touch the glass bowl or the chocolate may burn and turn into an unpleasant lumpy mixture. Once the chocolate is all melted, Add the chilli oil and mix it well. Add the chocolate and oil mixture to the other mix prepared earlier and fold it with a plastic spoon. You can sprinkle some chilli flakes aswell on the top if you like.
Prepare and grease the baking tray and pour the mixture spreading it evenly. Place it the oven and bake it for 15 mins. Ovens vary so keep an eye on the brownies if you don’t want to burn them. the brownies are done if you can pierce a fork in the middle and it comes out clean. Leave them to cool slightly and cut them into suares and serve warm with cream or vanilla icecream. These brownies keep well untill a week and you can heat them in microwave for 10 secs just before serving.
I am sure you and youe friends would just love these delicious gooey chocolatey chilli brownies!