RECIPE: Brownies

brownies on baking paper

This has to be one of our favourite recipes: chocolate brownies! This is a much-loved sweet treat in our kitchens, perfect for kids and adults alike.


85g/3 ozs dark chocolate
85g/3 ozs butter
2 eggs
¾ cup sugar   
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
pinch salt
1 cup pecans, chopped



  1. 1. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a saucepan over a very low heat.
  2. 2. While it is melting, beat the eggs until frothy, add the sugar and continue to beat until well blended.
  3. 3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. 4. Once fully melted, add the melted butter chocolate mixture slowly to the eggs and sugar, beating the mixture as you pour.
  5. 5. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and mix well. Finally, add the chopped nuts to the mixture. Mix well.
  6. 6. Pour the mixture into a greased 8″ x 8″ baking dish and bake in oven 350ºF/180º for about 25 minutes.
  7. 7. Cut into 9 squares (ie 3 x 3) and eat either warm or cold. The middle should be slightly chewy.

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