I was craving for brownies mid-week last week. I almost never bake during a weekday since I love to snap photos of my bakes, and I always tend to use my weekends to do so to capture my bakes in natural lighting.
I blame it on pms. Chocolate cravings are a constant part of it, and I just had to have brownies. Okay, indulge my whim I shall.
I used my favourite brownie recipe, since I couldn't recall when I had last baked up a batch of those. Perhaps at least a year had gone by since I had visited the recipe. As usual, I made changes to it to suit my own palette as I recall that the original recipe was just too sweet.
I reduced the sugar (and used fine sugar instead of coarse), added some ground cinnamon and espresso granules, a pinch of fine sea salt, and stirred in about a half cup of cocoa nibs before I poured the batter into the pan.
It turned out just lovely. Chocolatey and rich without being overly sweet (thanks to the crunchy little cocoa nibs!). I think I shall have to improve the recipe further as while it satisfied my chocolate craving, it didn't have a crust top (Sis pointed out). Thus I won't be posting a recipe today, but I hope you do add cocoa nibs to your favourite brownie batter as it adds another level of chocolate goodness to each slice.