Chocolate Brownie.....the dark, rich and easy one....

>> Wednesday, 8 September 2010

I have recently embarked upon an indulgent mission to find the perfect chocolate brownie recipe. I started with the previously posted, double layer chocolate brownies. Yummy, but not quite perfect.

I have now decided to start from basic and build-up to perfection! Hence this easy recipe which produces great brownies, quickly! Importantly for me, they have good dose of nuts to add texture and produce the cracked top that all the best brownies should wear.

The flavour is greatly enhanced by the quality of your cocoa powder, so use the best you have. I prefer to use Green and Blacks cocoa powder, which you can get from most supermarkets. Incidentally, they have some lovely recipes on their website if you're a chocolate lover, including:

I'm yet to try, but when I do, you'll know!

Easy Chocolate Brownies (makes about 20)

  • 350g butter
  • 140g cocoa powder
  • 6 eggs
  • 675g caster sugar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 3tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g chopped walnuts

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c/GM 4

Step 2: Line a deep baking tray (about 20cm x 30cm) with greaseproof paper

Step 3: Melt the butter and cocoa in a saucepan

Step 4: Whisk the eggs and then whisk in the sugar, flour and vanilla

Step 5: Add the cocoa mixture and nuts to the eggs. Fold through to combine.

Step 6: Pour into your tin and bake for 45 minutes or until springy to the touch (don't overcook or you'll loose the dense but soft centre)

Step 7: Cut into squares while warm (leave to cool for about 15 minutes first) and serve

Top Tips
  • These last several days in the fridge if sealed in an airtight container

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