"nope" she said.. (shucks... I wanted to try that!!). She ransacked my pantry... my baking box...she found a bar of dark cooking chocolate..(we had previously bought some white and milk choc chips packets... its me trying to coax her to make Leemei's cookies.. hmm another failed attempt on my part again...)
Finally.. she settled for Janelle Bloom's Brownie...with slight modification...as we ran out of castor sugar ...oops.. hence icing sugar came in handy... and instead of some walnut... she wasn't keen of any type of nuts ~ afraid that pimples might popped out like popcorn (1 month plus to her officially being crowned as Miss Teenager)... she replaced walnuts with white choc chips.
Then came the crunch... preparation works ~ melting the chocolate...
I prefer the double boil method... she was adamant..she wanted to microwave the chocolate...when I exercise my 'mom-veto' power.... she mildly posed rhetorical questions... "Mom, Remember... the chocolate fondue? ....who burnt the chocolate in the microwave?? I know how not to burn the chocolate in the microwave... ;P" hmmm.... what can I say...she used her Ace...and left me dumbfounded...
- 200g butter
- 200g dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup plain flour
- 1/4 cup self raising flour
- 3 eggs - lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 150g white choc chip..
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 1/4 cup castor sugar
Pre heat oven to 180C. Greased baking paper with 5cm overhang to fit a 20cmx20cmx3cm pan.
Melt the chocolate with butter in the microwave for 1 minute on HIGH... stir... if the chocolate has not fully melted.. then microwave again... check and stir every 30 seconds on HIGH.
Mix in sugars... and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add in cocoa powder.
Add eggs in the chocolate mix.... Then add in both flours.
Mix well... and pour into the pan and baked for 30-40 minutes or until the skewer comes out with moist crumbs.. Cool in the pan.. and serve...
May be I should read her the MOM's Rules:
Rule no 1 : Mom is always right..
Rule no 2 : Always refer to Rule no 1...