Monday, November 12, 2012

90% Cocoa chocolate brownies: Great way to use the high quality chocolate !

 Baking and baking ^^, well, I can't stop (and why should I, haha).

 It came from a question that I got from P' Nut, she asked me "Can I use 90% chocolate instead of dark chocolate?", And I told her "No". 
It's the matter of taste, some people love it but many people think it too bitter to eat it on hand, but it contains less fat than ordinary dark chocolate, you can't use it without adjusting the recipe. 
But I once read that you can use it instead of unsweetened chocolate, so I wanted to try it. I used very basic chocolate brownies recipe (Katharine Hepburn's brownies, you can search a story about the brownie story on the internet ^^. ) But it's not unsweetened chocolate, a bit of adjusting is needed. 

Because the chocolate is very delicious (I love this brand "Lindt"), so you can imagine that the brownies are delicious too ^^. Anyway, the moment that it came out of the oven, I think that I did something wrong, the brownie is very dark in color, haha. But the taste is good and it's better after chilling, and as always bake it until just done (or under bake a bit, ^^), it's a great way to use the high quality chocolate, hehe.

 90% Cocoa chocolate brownies
Make 8x8 inches brownie

100g ........................... Unsalted butter
75g .............................. 90% Cocoa chocolate
180g ........................... Light brown sugar
2 .................................. Eggs
1/2 tsp ....................... Vanilla
35g ............................. All-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ....................... Salt
100g ........................... Chopped walnuts 

Preheat the oven to  160°C
Line 8-inch-square pan with baking paper.

Melt together the butter and the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Take the bowl off the heat.
 Stir in the sugar, add the eggs and vanilla, and beat the mixture well.

Stir in  all-purpose flour, salt and chopped walnuts, pour into the prepared pan.
Bake the brownies for 35-40 minutes.

90% Cocoa chocolate brownies: 
Great way to use the high quality chocolate !


  1. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure they taste great.

  2. Prefect droolworthy brownies for a chocholic person like me.

  3. These looks yumm and I love to indulge in this...

  4. Oh these are brilliant

    and delicious and I think

    the other half should be sent to me :)

    you can also pass to my blog :)

    oh yesss !! I love the quality of your pictures !

    good night :) kisses from Belguim..

  5. they look SO SO good! so perfectly square and chocolately! YUM! =D

  6. Hi I finally made but without walnut . Just wanna check if the texture meant to be so soft inside? Or is mine undercook?

  7. Hi, Mae Cheah
    It is quite soft, but it will firm up after refrigerating^^.

  8. My father-in-law bought a 90% Lindt bar to try it out, didn't like to just eat it so passed it on to me. I, too, did not like eating it 'raw' so Googled and found this recipe.

    Awesome! These are honestly the best brownies I have ever tasted. This turned out to be more than just a way to get rid of 90% chocolate, it turned out to be incredible brownies :)

  9. I made 2 modifications to this recipe:
    (1) As I have a slight allergy to nuts I replaced them with the same weight of Mornflake Very Berry Oatbran Muesli and sultanas.
    (2) As I did not have any light brown sugar I used half dark brown sugar and half caster sugar.

    The result was fantastic! A slightly crunchy top and beautifully soft inside. Absolutely gorgeous brownies which I shall definitely make again.

  10. I have made these brownies three times now, I also used two types of sugar and missed out the nuts and vanilla. My husband son say they are delicious.

  11. This is the best brownie recipe I've come go to brownie recipe and everyone loves it!

  12. I like your pictures. It looks absolutely delicious.

    Gustavo Woltmann

  13. These brownies are out of this world. I used coconut sugar instead of brown sugar, and whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. They still came out flawlessly! I was told by various people that these were the best brownies they've ever had.

    1. Hey Shevi, did you substitute with whole wheat in same proportion as all purpose? Thanks:)

    2. Hi sorry, asked this before but not sure if the comment went through. Did you replace with whole wheat in same proportion as all purpose?

  14. I tried just a square of the bar and let's just say I spit it out, and found this recipe. OMG, these are the best brownies I've ever tasted. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will be saving this for a go to sweet treat. Thanks again!!

  15. I have 70%lindt. Can I use? If yes, then what alterations should I make? More sugar?
    I have tried the 90% earlier and it's turned out very delicious.

    1. You need to reduce sugar (I think using only 160g of it will be OK)when using 70% chocolate or it will be too sweet.

  16. Loved these!!! I added half a cup brown sugar more than in the recipe and my kids have absolutely loved them!! The best recipe so far.. thank you for sharing!

  17. Dear god!!! These are SO damn good. They are super rich and so fudgy. Tried this recipe to get rid of the 90% lindt but now I feel like purchasing it again just to make this beauty.



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