Mum’s Chocolate Brownies

Now I know most people will say the same about their own recipe, but these are truly the best brownies I have ever eaten in my life. Yes, the recipe is my mother’s. No my opinion is not biased at all. They are everything you could want in a brownie: the top bit is slightly hard and crunchy, and the inside just melts in your mouth. This recipe is really easy too, so you need not be an experienced baker to achieve brownie perfection.

For these heavenly brownies, you will need:

  • 175g dark chocolate
  • 175g butter
  • 110g ordinary flour
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 50-75g chopped walnuts or pecan nuts
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

The preparation shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes, and the baking itself is also 20 minutes.

Don’t forget to preheat the oven! (175°C or at 155°C if you are using a fan oven)

Here’s what you do:

1.Melt the chocolate and butter together over a very low heat (preferably in a double boiler). Stir regularly as the ingredients are melting.

2. Beat the sugar, vanilla essence and eggs together for ten minutes with an electric whisk. If the volume of the mixture trebles, then you’re doing it right.

 

 

3. Once the chocolate and butter have melted, wait for the mixture to cool down. Then stir it in well with the sugar-vanilla essence-eggs mixture.

 

 

4. Sieve the flour and add it in little by little. Fold in the flour (with a large wooden spoon for example) but don’t beat it in. I stress the ‘fold in’ part of the previous sentence; if you stir like a maniac, you will take all the air out of the mixture.

5. Add the nuts.

6. Pour the mixture in a rectangular or square tin lined with baking paper.

7. Leave in the oven for 20 minutes.

Tadaaaaaaaaaaa!

Aaaaand I’m embarrassed to say we ate the entire thing before I remembered to take a picture of the finished product *facepalm*

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