Who doesn’t love Brownies?!
When I was 9 years old our family moved from Hamburg, Germany to Chicago, Illinois. And that’s where the brownie-insanity started! My sister and I are not the only two kids in our family, we also have two little brothers, so with four kids we went to A LOT of birthday parties, bake sales, back to school bashes, neighborhood parties, garage sales… a never ending list of events where everyone brought cakes. And our Mom was always the one bringing german cakes.
My Mom was never really sure, wether the kids actually liked her cakes, because unlike most American sweets they were not made up of 50% sugar 😉 Now of course Americans are usually too polite to say what they truly think of something – unless it is just as great as they make it out to be – but I remember one time, when my Mom brought our favorite cranberry cake to a school event. This little boy (maybe 4 or 5 years old) came up to her and said “I didn’t like your cake, I threw it away!” While some of the Moms were extremely shocked by his statement, my Mom was – and is up to this day – so happy to finally have someone by truthfully honest with her. I mean the cranberry cake is still one of our family’s all-time favorites. But after this day she started bringing other cakes to events. Sweeter ones, such as BROWNIES!
And now, who doesn’t love brownies?!
My Mom’s Greatest Brownie Recipe
The recipe down below is actually a brownie recipe, that my Mom didn’t start using until after we moved back to Hamburg. She received a culinary USA cook book as a goodbye present, so that we could through the perfect Thanks Giving Dinners back in Germany. But the Brownie recipe quickly became our favorite and soon we were known as the kids that bring “the world’s greatest brownies” to school! The original recipe contains nuts and Hersheys cocoa powder – but everyone knows German and Swiss chocolate is the best and Hersheys… well just isn’t that good 😉 So we modified the recipe a little bit and strongly recommend using high end cocoa powder.
Ingredients to make ultra chocolaty brownies
Preparing the world’s greatest brownies
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/356°F and cover a baking tray with baking paper.
- Melt the butter. Add sugar, eggs and butter in a large mixing bowl and stirr until well blended.
- Mix flour and baking sogar in a smaller bowl. Gradually add the flour mixture to the large bowl while blending all ingredients.
- Add the cocoa powder little by little, to avoid your kitchen getting covered in a layer of chocolaty dust 😉
- Last but not least add the chocolate chips.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes and enjoy!!
Tip: Add ¾ of the chocolate chips direclty to the batter and sprinkle the rest on top of the brownies right before putting them into the oven. This way the chocolateis spread out more evenly throughout the brownies!