Milo is an essential part of our childhood, especially so for Singaporeans! It is a drink that I have grown up with, and it is one of those items that gave rise to my chocoholism! Today, I am proud to announce and unveil yet another easy recipe, for Milo Brownies!
Disclaimer: 1. If you do not have Milo powder in your country, please give me some time to develop a way to substitute the Milo powder here 🙂 2. I am not paid/sponsored by Milo to do this!
As per usual, I will be dividing my blog post into the ingredients, method and taste/texture! I will try to keep it sweet, just like these milo brownies!
I will start with the taste/texture so that you can decide whether to go to some other recipe and not waste your time reading on!
For the taste, I would say that it is an intermediate between brownies and the taste of Milo. It really tastes like neither of the two, but a delicious in-between. I would say that it is probably the taste after you dissolve chocolate in Milo! It is still a really good treat though, and people might honestly struggle to figure that it is a Milo Brownie, but once you mention it, they might finally notice it!
These brownies are also nicely dense, tall and fudgy. If you like yours cakey, bake it for a few minutes longer! I was just not in the mood to make it cake-y wen I took the pictures! I really wouldn’t suggest this path though because it might risk the Brownies to be dry.
I hope this close up is sufficient to showcase the texture!
For the ingredients, few are required here and these ingredients are very similar to that of any other chocolate brownie recipe except for a new key ingredient, which you should not have any problem figuring! Milo Powder.
The biggest reason why I am discussing solely all about the Milo Powder is because the other ingredients are pretty typical, but there is a whole range of different types of Milo Powder! You have the 3-in-1, the 2-in-1 and the really basic Milo Powder. You can use all of these for this Milo Brownie recipe.
I am using the very basic Milo Powder because I like to be able to control how much sugar and milk to add in according to my preference on a daily basis. As such, I have it on hand for these brownies. However, if you are using 3-in-1 or 2-in-1, both will work too! Just use less sugar, about 10g or 2 teaspoons less will do!
For the method, there is nothing much to be taken note of except to ensure that all cocoa powder, milo powder and plain flour are incorporated into the batter. Else, you will have lumps throughout the batter and that is simply undesirable, especially if its plain flour!
One last thing to mention, is a gentle reminder to tap your baking tray against the counter to ensure that there are as little air bubbles stuck inside as possible. If there is a lot of air in your brownies, it will form pockets of holes, and that is not cool!
by Javier Tan June-17-2018
Serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle some chocolate sauce over for a perfect afternoon escape from reality and into a sweet dream!
- 1/2 Cup or 115g Unsalted Butter, Cold and Chopped into Cubes
- 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoon or 180g Granulated White Sugar
- 3/4 Cup or 90g Milo Powder
- 1/2 Cup or 50g Cocoa Powder, Preferentially Sifted
- 1/2 Cup, loosely packed, or 60g All Purpose/ Plain Flour, Preferentially Sifted
- 3 Large Egg, each weiging 55 to 60g, at room temperature
- Approx 1/4 Cup or 60g Semisweet Chocolate Chips / Chunks
- 1/2 Teaspoon or 2.8g Table Salt
- 3/4 Teaspoon or 3.75ml Vanilla Extract
- Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C and line your 8 x 8 Inches ( or 20cm ) baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a large saucepan or pot, place your cubed butter in and start the pan at low heat.
- After about half of the butter has melted, add in the chocolate chips/chunks and stir well until melted.
- Once all the butter and chocolate have melted, turn off the heat and proceed to add in both the sugar and salt and stir well until well mixed.
- Add in the cocoa powder and milo powder and stir to form a clumpy mixture.
- Add in the 3 eggs and vanilla extract and mix well, forming a slightly wet mixture.
- Now fold in the flour, preferentially sifted, or use a whisk / hand mixer for an easier job.
- Transfer to your baking tray and tap well against the counter to dislodge excessive air bubbles.
- Bake for about 34-38 minutes if you like it fudgy, and a couple more minutes if you prefer it to be more cake-like.
- Leave to cool for a couple of hours before cutting.
- Serve and enjoy, you can sprinkle it with Milo powder to bring it to a whole new level!
- Prep time: 25 mins
- Cook time: 35 mins
- Total time: 1 hour
- Yield: 1 8×8 inches baking tray of delicious Brownies
- Best served after a day as it would be more flavourful. Again, if you didn’t read the write up :(, please note that it does not taste exactly like Milo, but more of an in-between of chocolate and Milo.
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- You can store it in the refrigerator or in a ziploc bag for up to 5 days.
- Do feel free to ask me if you have any questions!
- You can reduce sugar to 160g even if you are not using 3-in-1 Milo for a less sweet taste, which is what I did!
Bakeomaniac, Javier Tan!