Chocolate Brownies

Looking for some well-indulged-under-the-blanket-infront-of-the-TV-because-it-is-winter-time-food? Then these brownies are it! Easy to make, takes a bit of time to bake but don’t rush. Best to take them out of the oven before, not when, they’re done. Leaving the crust to be crunchy and inside chewy. Perfect. 

Chocolate Brownie

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 30 -45 minutes

Ingredients:

400g Castor Sugar

3 Large Eggs

187g (3/4 cup) Melted Butter

60g Cocoa Powder

1/2tsp Salt

437ml (148g) Sifted Cake Flour

5ml Vanilla Essence

5 blocks of White Chocolate, chopped or replace with Chocolate Chips 

10 Pecan Nuts, chopped 

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (338°F). Grease a 30 x 20 x 5cm baking tin. 

  2. Place the castor sugar in a mixing bowl and add 3 large eggs. Mix well till sugar begins to melt. 

  3. Melt the butter in the microwave and add it to the sugar mixture. Mix until soft and creamy. 

  4. Add the cocoa powder at first, while the butter is still warm. Mix well. 

  5. Add all the dry ingredients into the mixture at once and with a wooden spoon, stir until combined. The mixture should appear quite stiff. 

  6. Chop the white chocolate (or add chocolate chips) and nuts then add to the mixture. 

  7. Lastly, add the vanilla essence and mix well. 

  8. Add the mixture to the tin and bake for 30 – 45 minutes on a preheated 170°C (338°F). 

TIPS:

  • Remove the brownies from the oven when the crust on the outside is firm to touch, but when pressed, gives way to a firm cake underneath. It’s best to remove them before they are done and not when they are done. I removed mine by 40 minutes of baking time. 

Chocolate brownie