Rich Chocolate Brownies

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Appears in
The Complete Guide to Traditional Jewish Cooking

By Marlena Spieler

Published 2016

  • About

Can you imagine an a Merican bar mitzvah spread without delicious chocolate brownies? this version is packed with chocolate. Many of the Marrano (secret) Jews were import-exporters of chocolate from Venezuela and helped to spread chocolate through Europe via Bayonne, Bordeaux and a Msterdam.


  • 300 g/12 oz plain (semisweet) chocolate chunks
  • 175 g/6


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line the base and sides of a 20cm/8in square cake tin (pan) with baking parchment.
  2. Put the plain chocolate in a heatproof bowl with the butter. Melt over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring frequently.