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Gooey Brownies

My mother perfected brownies. She managed to create a brownie recipe made of six simple ingredients. And this isn’t just any brownie, she produces incredibly moist, flavorful brownies with a very very thin crispy crust that contrasts with the gooey insides.


Now, I’m good with the basic brownies. I’m extremely happy whenever I manage to do it right because that means I won’t disappoint the people I have to feed. But, sometimes, I have the urge to add some oomph that appeals to my raging sweet tooth.

Enter my sister’s marshmallows of choice. Plus oats. Plus chunks of semi-sweet chocolate. All that results in extreme gooiness that will block your arteries and will require a half-hour horizontal rest after downing a hot cup of tea.

Gooey Brownies
From Cristina Fermazi’s recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup canola oil (or sunflower oil)
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs

1 cup marshmallows
1/2 cup chocolate chunks
a handful of oats

  • Preheat the oven at 325 degrees.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa powder and sugar in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, with an eletric mixer, blend the oil, eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture into the bowl and stir with a spoon until just combined.
  • Layer the bottom of a 12 x 8 (or 9 x 9) baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and stick it in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until it’s almost done.
  • Scatter the marshmallow, chocolate chunks and a handful of oats over the brownies. Put it back in the oven and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Let cool, slice, and enjoy!

[print recipe]


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