Brownies


Do you like your brownies dense and chewy or tender and cake like?  I like the latter, especially when they rise like these ones and here is my recipe.

  • 180g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup self raising flour

Preheat oven to 180degC and line a 20cm square cake pan with baking paper.  Combine butter, water and cocoa in a pan over a medium heat until butter is melted.  Remove from heat and cool. Beat sugar, eggs and vanilla in electric mixer until light in colour and thick.  Stir in cocoa mixture and sifted flours and pour into pan.  Bake for approximately 30 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Cool in the pan.  Remove and cut into 16 pieces.

I think they are delicious as they are and only need a sprinkling of icing sugar on top.  Can be frozen (if they last that long!)

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