These are tender cake-style brownies with a little crisp crust. Decadent and super delicious.
By Zita Nagy
- - 200 g light brown sugar
- - 130 g coconut oil
- - 65 g quality unsweetened cocoa powder
- - ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or paste
- - ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- - 2 eggs, cold from the fridge
- - 65 g plain flour
- - 1 tablespoon of toasted shredded coconut or handful of toasted coconut strips
- Preheat the oven to 160C/325F. Line an 8? square tin with greased foil or baking parchment.
- Place the sugar, solid oil, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt into a bowl and suspend it over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir together as it melts and keep heating until the mixture is uniform and hot to the touch. Sit aside to cool until the mixture is lukewarm.
- Once the mix has cooled, beat in the eggs one by one, then stir in the flour. Beat for forty strokes – when you’re done, it should be silky, thick and generally glorious. Pour into the tin and sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Bake for 20-25 minutes until set and risen a little. Leave to cool then slice into bars.
Zita's love for cookbooks and delicious food started at the age of 9. Whenever she went home from school her little brother and she would wait for mom to make dinner for them. Until the dinner was ready, she was turning the pages back and forth and was staring at photographs of amazingly looking dishes in mom's cookbooks to kill her appetite somehow. She couldn't have known then, that she would be collecting cookbooks after reaching adulthood and would still be, just like in her childhood, staring at awesome photos of delicious dishes. The only difference is that she does the cooking now. She loves traveling, going to the organic market and browsing foodblogs. Her vegetarian food and travelblog is Zizi's Adventures.