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Espresso Chocolate Brownies

Posted on July 9, 2015

These most amazing moist and chocolaty espresso chocolate brownies have a slight coffee taste for a sophisticated version of the beloved treat. Served with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate sauce on top - a stunning dessert for any occasion.

YOU NEED:

For the Brownies:
  • 200g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light olive oil
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons strongly brewed espresso coffee. We recommend to run a short shot of our Mocha Java blend.
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 litre vanilla ice-cream, to serve
For the Chocolate Sauce:
  • 200g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 200ml thickened cream
HOW TO PREPARE:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 3cm-deep, 16cm x 25cm (base) slab pan. Line with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends.
  2. Place chocolate and butter in a large, heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on medium (50%) for 1 minute or until almost melted. Stir with a metal spoon until smooth. Add brown sugar and oil. Stir to combine. Whisk in eggs and coffee.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa together over chocolate mixture. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold mixture (be careful not to over-mix). Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until top begins to crack. Remove from oven and set aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Make chocolate sauce: Meanwhile, combine chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50%) for 1 to 2 minutes or until chocolate is almost melted. Stir until smooth.
  5. Cut brownies and place in serving bowls. Top with 1 scoop of ice-cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Serve.