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Staple chocolate brownies

Recipe from: 7 July 2014
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Ingredients 8
Servings 8
Time 00:20


  • 375
    butter - soft
  • 375
    dark chocolate
  • 6
    large eggs
  • 1
    vanilla essence or extract
  • 500
    caster sugar
  • 225
    plain flour
  • 1
  • 200
    chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans or brazil nuts)


Preheat your oven to 180ºC.
Grease your baking pan. Line both the sides and bottom of the pan with baking paper.
Melt the butter and chocolate together in a saucepan. Once it has melted, mix until smooth. Take off the heat and allow to cool slightly.
In a bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla with the sugar.

In a second bowl, add the flour and salt.

Pour the chocolate sauce and beat for a couple of minutes to allow the sauce to cool down a bit more. Beat in the eggs and sugar, followed by the chopped nuts and then the flour. You don’t have to use a cake mixer, you can just as well do this by hand.
Beat until lovely and smooth, scrape the mixture out into your lined baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Check your brownies after 30 minutes, the top should be dried and flaky but still moist in the middle. Give your pan a gentle shake, if the centre of the brownie wobbles, then they will need to go back into the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes.

Recipe reprinted with permission ofTheMuddledPantry. To see more recipes, click here.

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