I was honestly a bit struggling with this weeks TGON Bakes. This recipe is one of my favourite ways to make brownies and I could not do a baking series without using this recipe somewhere. But my main issue was of course that this recipe is not nerd related. But since these are Swedish brownies (not sure what makes then more special than normal brownies), but they are Swedish nevertheless. I did some digging on the internet, and there is at least one Swedish person that everybody knows and perhaps ever read any of her books: Astrid Lindgren. Add to it that it is this year exactly 100 years since she was born, I dedicate this recipe to her. I bet she would’ve liked them.

In case you have been living under a rock your entire childhood, she wrote some pretty amazing children books. She is best known for her series featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children (Children of Noisy Village in the US), as well as the children’s fantasy novels Mio min Mio, Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, and The Brothers Lionheart. Oh how much I used to love watching the Pippi tv show when I was little! In order to properly honour Astrid Lindgren, I urge you to bake these brownies, it’s a win-win situation!


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What you’ll need
100gr Butter
200gr Sugar
2 Eggs
½ Teaspoon vanilla extract
140gr Flour
50gr Unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt

How to bake:
1. Grease the round baking pan (23cm/9inch) with a little bitt of butter, oil or baking spray. Spread a little layer of breadcrumbs into the baking pan and shake out the excess.
2. Pre heat an oven to 180 °C or 356°F.
3. Melt the butter in a pan and mix with the sugar.
4. Add in the cocoa and mix again
5. Add the eggs, flour and salt into the mixture and give it a good mix until all is well combined
6. If desired you can add all sorts of ‘extras’ into the filling, like chocolate pieces, nuts or dried fruit.
7. Distribute the batter into the baking pan.
8. Bake the brownie for 20min. After that let it cool down for at least two hours before serving it with a dusting of icing sugar. And enjoy!