Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Brownies




These are the best brownies ever!! I've tried several recipes and this one beats them all by far! 
I got this recipe from a colleague. We were having a charity bake sale in the office building. I made brownies that I was not that happy with because they turned out too fudgy for my taste. My colleague also made brownies and they were heavenly. Luckily she shared her recipe with me. A perfect crunch top and lovely light texture inside.


I like my brownies to have a good balance of fudge and cake. The more flour the more cake like your brownies will be. I find this recipe a great balance!

1/2 cup butter
4-5 tbsp cocoa powder
2 eggs
3/4 cup  caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions:
1. Set oven temperature to 350 F, then grease and line an 8 inch square cake tin with baking (greaseproof) paper
2. Slowly melt the butter in a small saucepan. Once butter is fully melted stir in the cocoa, Blend and set aside
3. In a medium bowl beat the eggs and caster sugar together until creamed and light, then stir in the cocoa mixture. Now stir in the vanilla extract and sift in the flour and mix. Add the nuts and stir.
Note: I find mixing brownie batter by hand gives a better outcome. Using an electric mixer tends to make these brownies turn out too cake-like
4. Pour mixture into the cake tin and bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until a a skewer comes out clean from the centre
5. Allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes. (You should be able to lift the whole thing out from the cake tin with the baking paper edges, but do this carefully. If it hasn't cooled enough it could break as you lift it). Place it onto a rack to allow more cooling for a few minutes.
Now you're ready to slice into squares and enjoy!!

Note: I made mine in a 8x13 inch tin so I just doubled the ingredients. Sometimes I'll triple the ingredients if I want to have deeper brownies :)

2 comments:

Rekha said...

Sarah it looks yummy. By the way there is another bake sale in the office in 2 weeks for red nose day....you couldn't send some over hehe ;)

Mary said...

These really look delicious. I can never have too many brownie recipes. Each new one demands a taste test :-). I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary