Monday, February 2, 2009

The Bestest Brownies Ever

Because I baked GF for Josh yesterday, I *had* to bake 'real' Brownies today for the rest of us!

Here is our family favourite of "to die for" fudgy, nutty, gooey goodness. I definitely see a wii-fit session coming up after a couple of these!!

I have doubled my original recipe as these are gone before cool, so half the mix if it's only for a couple of people. Our family has no idea what moderation is when it comes to brownies!


Prep Time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 35-40 mins
Makes: 1 slab - 2o small or 10 large pieces when cut


250g butter
2 cups firmly packed soft brown sugar
250g dark chocolate, broken up into chunks. (I use Lindt 70% but any can be used)
6 eggs
2/3 cup plain flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups walnuts (I often throw in a generous handful more, cos we're greedy that way!)


Preheat oven to 180c. Spray a baking tray (or square cake pan, if halving recipe) with canola spray and line with baking paper.
Place butter, brown sugar and chocolate into a saucepan and stir over a medium heat until well combined. (Can also be microwaved, uncovered, for 2-4 minutes on Medium-High/650 J watts/70%, stirring every minute until well combined.)
Remove from heat and beat in the eggs with a wooden spoon.
Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder into the chocolate mixture and stir until well combined. Stir in the walnuts.
Pour into the tin and bake for 35-40 mins or until firm or a few crumbs cling to a skewer when it's inserted into the centre. The top should be crackly-hard but the centre will be soft and chewy. Mmmm.

These can be served as a dessert, straight from the oven, cut into larger portions and served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Walnuts can be omitted if you prefer.

Below is the yummy goodness heading out to my Post Office girls to say Thank You for such friendly service!

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