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In this Instructable I will give a step-by-step guide in how to bake brownies which have the interesting addition of hot sauce. I have divided the recipe to make two smaller batches of brownies, one batch being mild enough just to give a small hint of heat when you eat them, and a second, much hotter batch for the braver foodies.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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For either one large batch or two small batches of brownies (Both fitting a 20 x 20cm square pan), you will need:
185 grams of butter,
185 grams of dark chocolate,
Hot sauce! I used 1 1/2 tablespoon for my mild batch and 4 for the hot batch.
3 large eggs,
275 grams of golden caster sugar,
90 grams of plain flour,
40 grams of cocoa powder,
and 100 grams of fillings of your choice (I used half milk chocolate chips and half chopped blanched almonds).

To see how the two small batches are baked, see step 5.

Step 2: Make the chocolate mix

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In this step you will be melting the chocolate and butter together to make the chocolate mix for your brownie. The most effective way to do this is to bring a pan of water to the boil, and to add a heatproof bowl containing the dark chocolate and cubed butter on the top. Make sure that the water level in the pan is not high enough to touch the bowl, as you only want the steam to be used to help melt your ingredients.
Mix the ingredients together until they have melted completely, then take the heatproof bowl off the pan of water. At this point, you can add your hot sauce! I split my chocolate mix into two bowls so that I could have two different levels of heat in my brownie. If you plan on adding more than 3 tablespoons of hot sauce, you may want to spoon out a tablespoon or two of the chocolate mix so that you don't liquefy the final brownie batter later on.

At this step you can also preheat your oven, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or 180 degrees Celsius/Gas Mark 4.
Interesting recipe! When do you add in the hot sauce?
VengefulSpoon (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
You add in the hot sauce in step 2, after you have melted the chocolate and butter. I chose to add it in this step so that it infuses with the mixture better than if it was just stirred in at the end. Thank you for reading my instructable!