Chocolate Brownies

I like cooking with my mum or dad and last year we made some really tasty cakes for a party. Lots of people asked for the recipe so here it is. This will make 9 squares.


115g walnuts
170g of good quality plain chocolate
175g butter cut in to cubes (plus extra for greasing)
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
250g caster sugar
115g plain white flour
icing sugar to decorate

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ gas mark 4. Grease a square 20cm cake tin with butter and line with baking paper. Roughly chop the walnuts.

2. Break the chocolate in to a large heavy based saucepan. Add the butter and heat gently until the butter has melted and the ingredients are runny but not hot. Stir together until combined. Remove from the heat.

3. Beat the eggs, vanilla extract and sugar together in a large bowl. When the chocolate mixture has cooled slightly, add the egg mixture and beat together.

4. Add the flour and, using a large metal spoon, fold in to the mixture. Add the chopped walnuts and stir together until combined. Turn the mixture in to the prepared tin.

5. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, or until the top is firm but the centre is just set. The mixture should still wobble slightly in the centre. Do not overcook because it will continue to cook slightly as it cools. Leave to cool in the tin before cutting in to squares. Dust with sifted icing sugar to decorate before serving.

6. Make sure you grab one before they all disappear!

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