brownie with vanilla ice cream

brownie with vanilla ice cream


200 g margarine or butter
200 g dark chocolate 
200 g sugar 
4 eggs 
180 g flour 
1 tsp baking power 
candied orange peel

melt the butter in a pan with chocolate and sugar, cool down to room temperature 
add eggs, one at time, mix until the batter looks even 
add flour with baking sugar 
line a 20cm square pan (or equivalent) with parchment paper, pour the batter , sprinkle with the orange peel
bake for about 25 min in 180C – the sides should be baked, with toothpick coming out clean, but the middle should still be moist and slightly uncooked 

vanilla ice cream

400 ml full-fat cream
200 ml milk
15 egg yolks
250 g sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 vanilla pod

mix the yolks with sugar until pale and fluffy
bring the cream and milk, mixed, to boil, with seeds scraped from the vanilla pod
pour over the eggs, stirring constantly, put back on the stove and cook until it starts to thicken 
put the pan into a cold water to stop the cooking process and stir for a few moments, add vanilla extract
cool down, chill in a fridge and put into a freezer in an airtight container for at least 12 hours or prepare according to ice cream machine instructions


cut out a piece of brownie, top with a scoop of ice cream and, optionally, fruit, whipped cream or sauce – I used cherry and some cherry sugar syrup