Sunday, 11 January 2009

Best Ever Chocolate Brownies

Well I bought a couple of new cookbooks this week and amongst them was the Fast, Fresh and Fabulous by Janelle Bloom from Ready Steady Cook (for those cooking TV buffs). These I have to say were the easiest and best ever Chocolate Brownies I have ever made and I have made a few! The others I have made inevitably turned out quite dry not with that really nice gooey middle but these were perfect and moreish and worth making again, but only when you have someone to share with or you will eat them all!


200gm good quality dark cooking chocolate
200gm Butter
1/3 cup Cocoa
1 1/2 cups Castor Sugar
3 Eggs
1/2 cup Plain Flour
1/4 cup Self Raising Flour
1 cup Walnuts, chopped
200gm White Chocolate, chopped into small pieces

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease and line a 26cm x 16cm slab tin.

In a microwave proof bowl melt the dark chocolate and butter for 2 minutes stirring every minute. Then stir in the cocoa until it dissolves. Add the sugar and the eggs one at a time.
Stir in the flours, walnuts and white chocolate. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 30 -35 minutes. The middle should come out not clean but crumby. In this case better undercooked than overcooked and dry! Allow to cool in the pan. Cut and eat!