Sunday, 14 June 2009

while I'm at it

Another craft camp recipe, again without pictures.

These are deliciously rich and gooey fudge style brownies. I particularly like them with macadamias or walnuts, but only if they are fresh. But you can chuck in anything in the way of nuts or dried fruit or choc chips. The method is important - they are not made like a regular cake - and is the reason they have the chewy texture. It's also easier this way!

The quantities are enough for a slice pan, double for a lamington tin but only if you are having visitors otherwise you'll be good and sick.

Chocolate Brownies
200gm butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup plain flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped nuts or other enhancement

Over a very low heat melt butter and cocoa gently in saucepan. When well combined and smelling all chocolate like, stir in the sugar and vanilla and then take it off the heat.

Sift in flour and stir well and then add in the eggs and beat like all get out. Add any other bits and stir through.

Pour into lined slice tin and bake 20-25 minutes in 180 C oven.


nikkishell said...

p.s. happy birthday ;)

leslie said...

damn you, suzie! i'm going to pretend i didn't see this post, lest i make your brownies twice a week and gain 50kg.

Frogdancer said...

I made these yesterday. I don't usually make slices, so the kids were a little bemused by the 'flat cake'. Then they tasted it. It would have all gone if I hadn't have put my foot down.
One batch makes enough for 4 boys to have a snack for afternoon tea and a snack for recess today. Excellent!