What is a point of a skillet brownie you are bound to ask? How different is it from a regular brownie will be your next question? Do you need a skillet to bake them only, is a question weighing your mind down?
Don't worry this post will answer all that and more.
I'll be honest here, I have been wanting to make a skillet brownie ever since Sangeeta gave me this cast iron skillet a few years ago. But somehow I just forgot all about it, until I was rummaging through my prop cabinet and I found it sitting right at the bottom.
A skillet brownie is a dessert you make when you want to impress someone. It's a one pot brownie that needs no cutting but instead is served up like a pudding. With a scoop of ice cream on top there is nothing better than a warm decadent piece of chocolate brownie. Slightly more fudgey than a normal brownie, this requires a bit of chocolate and cocoa to give it that texture. Lesser flour and more chocolate.
Ofcourse you are free to throw in whatever you'd like into it -peanut butter, marshmallows, walnuts, cherries, cream cheese - this recipe is just so versatile that it will take just about anything. I, ofcourse, wanted it to be as full of chocolate as I could, and so used only chocolate chips.
I think, I'd like to take a moment and celebrate the glorious moment where cast iron meets chocolate and yes, while you can bake this in any other mould, the skillet just bakes it to fudgey gloriousness that is hard to beat.
Skillet Brownie with Chocolate Chips
100 grams of butter
200 grams of dark chocolate
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coffee granules (such as Nescafe)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. Grease your skillet and keep aside. Preheat the oven to 180 degree centigrade.
2. In a large bowl melt the chocolate and the butter together in the microwave. Stir well and keep aside.
3. Add all the remaining ingredients, apart from the chocolate chips, into the chocolate mix and stir until well combined. Using a whisk, stir the mix for 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Now add three quarters of the chips into this mix. Stir well. And pour into the skillet. Top with remaining chips.
5. Bake this for 20-25 minutes only. The skewer should come out slightly damp. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Serve with ice cream of your choice.