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Monday, June 24, 2013

5 Minute Microwave Fudge Brownie by Kenrick Rhys Photography

5 Minute Microwave Fudge Brownie by Kenrick Rhys Photography

Hi, I’m Kenrick Rhys and I am pretty stoked to be able to share my love for food with you all!  I’ve been good friends with Melissa and Simon for a few years now and was lucky enough to meet Courtenay (and Lydia) at the Picnic High Tea that they held.  I’m going to be sharing a couple of recipes while Melissa is on holiday.

I love good food, I guess I always have.  When I left school at 18, I trained as a chef and worked for a few years in various kitchens. I was usually in the entree and dessert section but another passion was baking, mostly breads and pastries.  When my wife and I sold everything and travelled around the world, I ended up working in a big international kitchen in central Amsterdam.  While there I also spent time developing my other passion, photography.  I carried my camera and took photos whenever I could.  We are now settled back in New Zealand and I am the name behind Kenrick Rhys Photography.  Check my wedding and portrait work out, and if you love it, I’d love to buy you a coffee and have a chat.
Today I am sharing a recipe that my Mum used to make, for a quick and easy, moist, American-style brownie.  It’s so easy I’d bet I could make it in 10 minutes from start to finish!
100g butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
¾ cup flour
¼ cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
Melt the butter in the microwave.
In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Sieve flour, cocoa and baking powder into the bowl.  Mix gently until just combined.
Pour the mixture into a microwave safe dish and place in the middle of the microwave.  Cook on high for 4 - 7 minutes depending on your microwave.
Let cool and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Kenrick’s Tips:
  • The brownie should have risen and be not overly wet on top, although slightly moist on the sides.
  • It may take a few attempts to get the cooking time perfect for your microwave power/wattage, but you will soon see how you like it.  I like my brownie soft and sticky so go for a lesser cooking time.
  • I have successfully cooked this brownie in glass Pyrex dishes, silicon flan dishes, and plastic bunt pans.
  • You can add chocolate chunks or buttons to this recipe, they will sink to the bottom during cooking.

Five minute microwave fudge brownie by Kenrick Rhys Photography

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  1. I'm going to make this one tonight! Perfect for a Lazy friday night in front of the telly.
    - I did tell you

    1. Mine turned out like a big fluffy cake, not a dense moist brownie. What might I have done wrong??

    2. Hi Caroline, as this is a guest post I can't say for sure but Rick did mention in tips that it can take a few times of making it experimenting with cooking times... Sorry I can't be more specific, also was it still cake like after cooling completely?

  2. Just made them! They were perfect and yummy! When they first come out and are hot they are cakey. The trick is to be patient and wait for them to cool completely, I put them in the fridge and they came out fudgy and dense just like the picture!

    Yum thanks!! :)

  3. This worked really well! I still haven't gotten to the eating part, but they have good signs. They smell nice, feel right, so I can't wait to eat them!