The Dark Knight Rises premiered on Wednesday the 25th here. A rewatch of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight was necessary before I could venture out to see the new movie – ’cause while I had seen the first two movies (once, way back) I didn’t really remember all that much of them. When you have a movie-marathon going on you also need snacks. It’s always extra fun when your snacks are (geekily) shaped like the movie you’re watching. So I baked some Batman Brownies, slightly adapted from the Primrose Bakery recipe for brownies.
While personally not my favorite brownie recipe (I thought the taste of the light brown sugar was too strong) my friends and family seemed to really love them. I really enjoy baking from the Primrose Bakery Book, with it’s fun and easy recipe and really beautiful pictures. So if you can get your hands on the book, I recommend you hold on tight and take it home!
285 grams good quality dark chocolate
115 gram butter
450 gram light brown sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
6 large eggs
160 gram flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
230 grams white chocolate chips
icing sugar for dusting
01. Melt the chocolate and butter together au-bain-marie. Leave it to cool.
02. Cut the vanilla bean in half and remove the seeds. In a bowl measure out the light brown sugar and add the vanilla, rub together with your hands until the vanilla is mixed evenly throughout the sugar. Add the espresso powder and mix well too.
03. In a separate bowl, with a hand mix, mix the eggs.
04. Add the eggs to the sugar mixture and stir. Add the chocolate/butter and mix.
05. Add the flour + salt + baking powder and stir in with a spatula or wooden spoon. Add the white chocolate chips.
06. Fill a rectangular baking tin about 2/3rds and bake the brownies in a preheated oven of 150°C for 30-40 minutes. (Don’t over bake, that’s always a shame!)
Note: The white chocolate chips will sink to the bottom, creating a sort of sweet chewy base for your brownies. It’s awesome.
I cut out bat symbols and a text from paper. The symbols worked pretty well with the icing – but the quote sadly enough failed.