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Chocolate and the art of seduction (or brownies)

Chocolate and the art of seduction (or brownies)

Yes, it is time to talk food. A lot of people (well, three) have asked for the Sarif-Kattan brownie recipe. Here it is. If Amina had known brownies existed in The World Unseen, she would have dropped these in the cafe to get Miriam’s attention. If Tala had wanted to get Leyla back faster, she could’ve tried whipping these up instead of coming out to her parents in I Can’t Think Straight. I rest my case:

Chocolate Brownies

6 oz chocolate

6 oz butter

9 oz caster sugar

3 eggs

1teaspoon vanilla extract

3 oz flour

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bowl placed over a pan of simmering water (the bowl shouldn’t be touching the water). Or you can use the shortcut that I inevitably use every time, and put the bowl in the microwave (low heat) for a few minutes.

In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and sugar together until the mixture is light and thick.

Add the vanilla extract to egg mixture. Try to use extract rather than essence – it costs a lot more, but there is a big difference in taste. Then pour in the warm chocolate and mix gently but thoroughly into the egg and sugar mixture.

Fold in the flour. If you like nuts in your brownies, this is the time to throw in a handful of pecans, walnuts or whatever you like best.

Preheat oven to 150 C (300 F) and butter a square tin, about 8 x 8 inches.

Bake brownies for about 25 minutes. The key is to cook it just enough so that the edges are shrinking slightly away from the sides but so that it is still quite soft to the touch or even slightly wobbly in the middle.

That will give the brownie the fudge centre rather than make it into a moist cake.

Let it cool, cut into squares and serve with a big scoop of ice cream!

Amina tempts Miriam with her brownie recipe...

Amina tempts Miriam with her brownie recipe...

Shamim Sarif
shamim@enlightenment-productions.com
16 Comments
  • Le Chocolat et l’Art de la Séduction (ou des brownies) | Le blog français de Shamim Sarif
    Posted at 13:06h, 04 March

    […] Article original : Chocolate and the Art of Seduction (or brownies) […]

  • ShamimSarifOfficialFrenchBlog
    Posted at 12:08h, 04 March

    VF : 
    http://shamimsariffrance.wordp… ; if you publish a recipe book, I would like to witness you cook them before, to help for translation 🙂

  • Shamim Sarif
    Posted at 13:44h, 02 March

    You're all too kind. We've been brewing (ha!) a Sarif-Kattan recipe book for a long time now – maybe this is the impetus we need 🙂

  • Maha
    Posted at 06:49h, 02 March

    Very cool one…let me try it 🙂

    I liked the way you started this blog with Amina getting Miriam's attention and Tala getting her Leyla back using the brownies 😉

  • Kritika
    Posted at 03:05h, 02 March

    nice…i will definitely make it for the luv of my life….. 🙂

  • Claudia
    Posted at 15:45h, 01 March

    Yesssss!! This recipe just may make a “Daydream Believer” out of me ….. 🙂 TX!

  • Lauren P.
    Posted at 15:00h, 01 March

    Does this recipe call for 1 Cup (8 oz.) of strong black coffee like some other chocolate recipes do? I have several special occasions coming up and I can't wait to try them.

    You should sell these on your site with the tagline, “Tastes so good, you won't think straight!”  Thanks again for posting. 🙂

  • sjc
    Posted at 13:13h, 01 March

    what about the recipe for the birthday chocolate cake??????  and, have you taken your truffle making day yet?????

    • Shamim Sarif
      Posted at 14:53h, 01 March

      Easy! we need a book of recipes! Working on the truffles!

      • Lauren P.
        Posted at 10:14h, 02 March

        Yes! Indian and Middle Eastern dishes (fatet djaj and molokhia, if you're taking requests) and more of Shamim's treat recipes. Where do I sign? 🙂

        • Claudia
          Posted at 11:33h, 02 March

          Yes, for sure! And how about the many flavors of roasted chicken, and Hanan's surprise elements of a grilled cheese sandwich??!! Oh, and what wine/s best served with, and we can't forget the chef creations from Ethan and Luca, ….. are we drooling as yet? 🙂 “Where do I sign?”

        • Nell Aucoin Naquin
          Posted at 11:56h, 02 March

          How about a yearly calendar with photos of all those beautiful women, highlighting a different recipe each month.  Makes a great gift!

  • Eloquentfoool
    Posted at 12:13h, 01 March

    How much coffee should we include?

  • Anne
    Posted at 11:50h, 01 March

    Did I miss the coffee ingredient?

    • Shamim Sarif
      Posted at 14:53h, 01 March

      Mistake – I removed the coffee!

  • 3september82
    Posted at 11:27h, 01 March

    thanks for sharing the recipe..