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The Best Chocolate Brownies Ever

Feb 7, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: A to Z of recipes, Desserts, Quick and easy recipes

Chocolate Brownies

Warm, squidgy and very chocolatey – heavenly with a bit of vanilla ice cream…..

Serves 12 Preparation time 10 mins Cooking time 20 mins Cost per portion £ 0.40

1. Grease a 18 x 28 cm brownie tin with some butter, or if using a cake tin, line the base with greaseproof paper, and grease the paper and tin.
2. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C
3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat.
4. Take the pan off the heat and add the chocolate to the butter; stir the chocolate into the melted butter until the chocolate melts completely – if necessary return the pan to a very, very low heat or if you want to be safe heat it over a bain marie as it is easy to overheat chocolate.
5. Keep the melted chocolate and butter aside (off the heat).
6. Beat the eggs lightly in a large separate bowl.
7. Add the sugar, flour, walnuts, baking powder and salt to the beaten eggs.
8. Add the melted butter and chocolate to the egg mixture, and mix it all together thoroughly.
9. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared baking tin and bake for 18 minutes in the centre of the pre heated oven.
10. Let the brownies cool completely before cutting them into 12 pieces.
11. Eat the brownies on their own or with some vanilla ice cream. (They taste divine when they are warm, but be careful when removing them from the baking tin as they are quite crumbly until they cool down).

125g butter
125g good quality dark chocolate (broken into small pieces)
2 large eggs
75g ground walnuts
175g caster sugar
40g plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder

Additional Information:
The taste of these brownies depends completely on the quality of the chocolate you use – if you use cheap cooking chocolate, then that’s what the brownies will taste of! (I use Lindt 70% cocoa chocolate).

I came up with this version of brownies as a way of disguising nuts in my children’s food! (Small amounts of nuts are supposed to be very good for you).

Nutrition Information

Nutrition per 100g per portion RDA women RDA men RDA child
Energy 425 kcal 204 kcal 11% 8% 12%
Protein* 5.3 g 2.5 g 6% 5% 11%
Fat 24 g 11 g 16% 12% 16%
Polyunsaturates* 0.5 g 0.2 g
Mono Unsaturates* 3.3 g 1.6 g
Saturated Fat 14 g 6.8 g 34% 23% 34%
Total Sugars* 42 g 20 g 25% 19% 26%
Carbohydrate* 50 g 24 g 11% 9% 12%

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet for an average adult.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Allergens: Egg, Soya, Wheat, Gluten, Milk,

Cost per recipe:£ 4.80
Cost per portion:£0.40

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