Sunday, October 7, 2012

Simple brownie recipe

My biggest weakness in life, like many I'm sure, is chocolate. There's something about that milky dark substance that has me craving it all hours of the day. So, this recipe is for those of you, like me, who love a chocolatty snack every now and then. I've used this recipe multiple times and to this day I've never has an issue so hopefully it's the same for you. 

300g dark chocolate
1 1/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 eggs

Step One: Preheat oven to 180C and grease tray, I used one about 25cmx15cm. 

Step Two: Chop up all butter and 200g of chocolate, mix in a saucepan and melt. Stir until smooth. Make sure you keep it on a low heat because there's no coming back from burnt chocolate!!

Step three: Chop up your walnuts, I like to have random sizes because I like my brownies crunchy. Measure the rest of your ingredients. 

Step four: Combine chocolate mixture with chopped walnuts in a large bowl. Gradually add flour, cocoa, sugar and eggs - alternate between wet and dry ingredients. 

Step five: Chop remaining chocolate and stir into mixture. Pour mixture into baking tray and smooth out until even.

Step six: Get about a handful of walnuts and chop until fine. Sprinkle over the mix in the tray. As well as the walnuts sprinkle about 2 tsps of cocoa over the mix as well. This may sound weird but it adds a really nice crust/finish to the brownies.

Step seven: Bake for about 40mins in oven - it may need a little longer depending on your oven. Test the brownies with a skewer, if it comes out clean they're ready!

Step eight: (The best step) Cut them up, pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy!


  1. i have NEVER made brownies from scratch!! I need to do this! They look so delicious!!

    hugs, Vanessa

    1. You definitely have to try it then! Licking the bowl clean is half the fun.

      a - x

  2. Mandy that is so yummy!It makes my mouth watering :)

    1. If only mailing brownies were possible!

      a - x

  3. Wow, it looks so yummy! I wish I were patient enough to bake anything like that..)

    1. They are actually one of the least frustrating things to bake, alternatively, you could pay someone to bake it!

      a - x


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