After the rather heavy blog post before the weekend, it’s time for something a little lighter, though still very much packing a punch of its own. It’s been a while since I’ve managed to dabble in my brownie baking but it’s a blessing to be busy with cake orders that’s for sure!
I’ll be sharing my latest recipe for Blueberry Sea Salt Brownies which I’ve just about gobbled up! I’m not kidding. I think my parents have a preference for lighter, cakier brownies but I have a weakness for dense, chocolatey ones. Ones that are like melty bites of chocolate truffle but still lighter on the palate. These ones didn’t let me down. They had bitterness from the dark chocolate, a gentle tartness from the bloobs, a hint of saltiness from the sea salt, and a dash of sweetness from, well, the sugah!
Those of you itching for the recipe can scroll straight down. For everyone else, bear with me for all things chocolate in this post. They say chocolate makes people happy! And dark chocolate is good for you. So chocolate with cake is the perfect combination for kickstarting the week don’t you think?
From a Chocolate Blackout Cake topped with chopped praline chocolates…
To Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and a good dose of Chocolate Drip…
To more drippy porn on this Nutella Buttercream Chocolate Cake…
And a close up just because!
In other news, Professor Brawn, the social enterprise I have been working with for the past 4? years has been taken over by the Autism Resource Centre (ARC). So the bistro itself has officially closed but the brand will be making its way into schools by setting up cafes internally where some of their autistic staff will work. I think it’s great because this means that students will get to interact with people with special needs directly and learn to respect them as individuals. I would love to see Singapore integrate those with special needs into society at a far greater level and educate the public about treating them the way they deserve – with love, patience, and understanding; that even though they may be different in how they carry themselves, we ought to admire the heart they put into doing what they do.
We were invited to the closing event at Professor Brawn. It was bittersweet but I am hopeful for the future that lies ahead for it and those who were working in the cafe. Uncle Roland, Amanda, Chef Tun, and the always-hospitable staff, have always treated me well and it’s been an incredible blessing working with them. Perhaps in the future there will be more opportunities for collaboration, and already, J from ARC has spoken to me about working together for the cafe at The Enabling Village as well as the first of their cafes to be set up within one of Singapore’s top schools. I’m excited! Almost as excited as sharing this brownie recipe with you. Ok I lied. I’m actually more excited but you understand why don’t you? lol.
Blueberry Sea Salt Brownies (Makes 1 8″x8″ Square)
150g Coconut Oil or Melted Butter
240g Dark Chocolate
65g Coconut Sugar
25g Cocoa Powder
14g Coconut Flour
- Preheat oven to 170 deg C and line an 8″x8″ square tin.
- Melt chocolate with butter/coconut oil over double boiler until melted and mixture is smooth.
- In a clean bowl, whisk eggs with sugar until frothy.
- Stream chocolate mixture into the eggs and mix well.
- Add cocoa powder and coconut flour. Mix until just incorporated.
- Gently fold in blueberries and pour the batter into prepared tin.
- Scatter blueberries on top and press them in lightly so they don’t fall off after baking.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes until just set. Remove from oven and sprinkle Sea Salt over.
- Cool completely before cutting.
Here’s a little confession: I enjoyed these so much I didn’t want to give too many of them away – MORE FOR MEEEEE! So in situations such as these, I just wrap them up tightly in clingfilm and pop them into the freezer. They’re still soft enough to bite into frozen but usually I’ll take them out of the freezer and let them sit about 5-10min, distract myself during that time, before I sink my teeth into them. So yummy!
Have a brilliant week ahead and if there’s one thing you should do this week, it’s to bake a batch of these babies! x