Monday, September 10, 2012

Danish Daim Brownies

Danish Daim Brownies

Are you getting tired of my 'Danish' posts? What if I told you there's chocolate involved? In abundance..? Well, I never tire of that.

What is Daim? It's a Scandinavian crunchy butter almond bar covered in milk chocolate, originating from Sweden, which is hugely popular in Denmark. It is also sold in other European countries but I found a special little bag of Daim sprinkles in the baking-section in a supermarket in Copenhagen. I immediately knew I wanted to bake brownies with it!

Danish Daim Brownies

I used Nigella Lawson's recipe from 'How To Be A Domestic Goddess', which is one of the easiest, fail-proof brownie recipes, and it's delicious! I made half the recipe, poured melted chocolate on top and decorated them with the Daim sprinkles. Yummmmmie! It's pretty hard to beat the perfect-tasting sweets in Copenhagen, but I still loved my version! Rating: 4+ out of 5.

Brownies: How To Be A Domestic Goddess - Nigella Lawson

- 1 ⅔ cups soft unsalted butter
- 13 ounces best bittersweet chocolate
- 6 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 ⅔ cups sugar
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups chopped walnuts (optional)

- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line your brownie pan (13 × 9 inches) with foil or parchment.
- Melt the butter and chocolate together in a large heavy-based pan. In a bowl or large wide-mouthed measuring cup, beat the eggs with the vanilla and sugar. Measure the flour into another bowl and add the salt.
- When the chocolate mixture has melted, let it cool a bit before beating in the eggs and sugar, and then the nuts and flour. Beat to combine smoothly and then scrape out of the saucepan into the lined pan.
- Bake for about 25 minutes. When it’s ready, the top should be dried to a paler brown speckle, but the middle still dark and dense and gooey. And even with such a big batch you do need to keep alert, keep checking: the difference between gungy brownies and dry brownies is only a few minutes; remember that they will continue to cook as they cool

Danish Daim Brownies

Danish Daim Brownies


Tip Top Shape said...

This looks amazing!!!

Unknown said...

The Diam chunks look like cocoa pebbles :D

And no, so far I am not getting tired of your Danish sweets because they all look fantastic! :O