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Anybody who bakes regularly will probably have a favourite Brownie recipe. This is mine, mainly because it’s so quick and easy to make, and they come out just how I like them – the top is slightly crispy, and the middle is both light and chewy at the same time.
WHAT YOU NEED:
– 150g butter
– 1 cup sugar (white or brown sugar, doesn’t make a huge difference)
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup plain white flour
– 1/2 cup cocoa powder (Or you can use drinking chocolate powder and then reduce the sugar by 1/4 cup)
WHAT YOU DO:
1) Preheat oven to 180C, 350F.
2) Place butter and sugar in a bowl and mix with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy.
3) Beat the eggs in one at a time on a lower speed setting until well combined.
4) Sieve the cocoa and flour into the bowl and fold it in.
5) Pour into a tin approximately 20cm x 20cm (I line my tin with greaseproof paper first).
6) Bake for approx 30 mins.
7) Cool slightly and then cut into squares. Serve warm or cold.
Of course you can add chocolate chips or walnuts to the mix, and you can frost the brownies, and serve them with whipped cream or ice-cream, if that’s what you like. But I like them just simply as they are.