Friday, October 29, 2010

Family Favourite Brownies

Brownies have a fudgy texture that tastes better the day after baking. They are prepared using only one bowl. I recommend a microwavable one.


  • 120 grams unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (115 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and place rack in centre of oven.
  2. Butter, or spray with a non stick vegetable spray, an 8 inch (20 cm) square baking pan.
  3. Melt the chocolate and butter in microwave on 600 power setting for 3 min.
  4. Stir in the sugar.
  5. Next, whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Finally, stir in the flour and salt.
  7. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
Makes 16 brownies.


Use orange essence instead of vanilla essence to make it taste like Jaffa cakes.

Add half a cup of chopped walnuts.

Add half a cup of mini marshmallows.

Add some white chocolate chips.


Sainsbury's own Value Dark Chocolate is 30p and tastes really delicious in this recipe.

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