Cook with Dean

As we all know Spotify Australia launched the “Berry Alright” slushie in Australia to celebrate the most streamed songs of 2019 in their country. I’ve decided to took everything to the next level. Here you can find the recipe for the…

Berry alright

Here’s the official announcement from Spotify:
“Get your #SpotifyWrapped and a free Spotify slushie!
Friday 13th – Southern Cross Station, Melbourne from 2pm while stocks last 🥤
Saturday 14th – Centenary Square, Parramatta from 2pm
Sunday 15th – Bondi Pavillion, Sydney from 11am while stocks last”


One of the few thing I can cook are brownies, this is why I’ve chose them.

I always follow the recipes of Laurel Evans, an American living in Italy, so here’s her recipe for this amazing dessert. In my opinion they should be served a little bit warm and with vanilla ice cream aside. Delicious.


  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) | 150g unsalted butter
  • 1 cup | 250g sugar
  • 3/4 | 75g cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cold large eggs
  • 1/2 cup | 60 g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup walnut or pecan pieces, chopped (optional)

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 325°F | 180°C.

Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on both sides.

Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt in double boiler.

Stir from time to time until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth and hot.

Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Stir in the vanilla, and then add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one.

When the batter looks thick and well blended, stir in the flour, then beat vigorously for one minute with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.

Stir in the nuts, if using.

Spread evenly in the prepared pan.

Bake until a toothpick stuck into the center emerges only slightly moist with batter, 20 to 25 minutes.

Let cool completely, then lift out the foil and peel it away.

Cut the brownies into 16 or 25 squares.

Check Laurel site for more recipies:

Me with the Need you Now Brownies