Brownie Recipe

There is no doubt about it, winter is a time for rugging up, staying indoors, cooking, eating and maybe doing a little bit of online shopping J

We all have our vices and I confess mine is chocolate. Contrary to the hype, I refuse to believe that sugar or chocolate could possibly be bad for you. How can something that tastes so good be so bad??

It always seems to be this time of year that I find myself pulling out my favorite brownie recipe and indulging in a little warm chocolate gooeyness. It’s not just me who enjoys this winter treat, my kids love it too.

Brownie Recipe

Leane posted a recipe recently for a healthy sugar free two layer chocolate brownie but I thought I would give you another option. It is my turn and I plan to lead you all astray with this sugar laden, delicious ‘winter comfort food’ brownie recipe.

My only advice… make sure you have lots of people to share it with as otherwise you might just find yourself hours later waking up from a sugar induced coma and realise you have eaten it all by yourself.

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams butter
  • 1 ¾ cups castor sugar
  • 4 eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups plain flour sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 375 grams milk or dark chocolate chopped into small but uneven pieces
  • ½ cup toasted hazelnuts (If you don’t like nuts, which I don’t, I leave them out and just add a sprinkle more flour)

Brownie RecipeMethod:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Melt butter, once cooled slightly stir in sugar, vanilla, eggs, cocoa powder, flour & nuts.

Don’t forget to taste the mixture because that is the best part J

Pour into a lined slice tray and bake for 40 – 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan and then remove and cut up.

Brownies Recipe

That last part is what the recipe says. I tend to not cook it as long, keeping it a bit gooey in the middle. I let it cool a little (enough for the chocolate to set just a bit) and then I cut it up and serve it with a big dollop of cream or ice-cream or both. It gets a bit messy as it is pretty soft but it is a taste sensation.