Recipe: Chocolate Brownies

These Brownies take hardly any time at all to make. I usually have the ingredients in the store cupboard, so I can whip up a  batch whenever  we need a sugar / chocolate hit.

These are busy times here at “Todhunter Towers”, lots of exciting changes and news to share … not just yet …. but soon….

Meanwhile, enjoy these Brownies as much as the recipients did.

Chocolate Brownies:

Preheat oven to gas mark 4 (or equivalent)

Melt 100g unsalted butter in a pan Once melted pour into a mixing bowl containing 50g Fairtrade cocoa powder, 50g self raising flour,  250g caster sugar, 10ml of pure vanilla extract  and 2 beaten eggs. Mix until all combined. Pour into a lined, 6 inch square baking tin and bake for approx 30 mins. Leave to cool for 5 mins before turning out onto a cooling rack. They should be soft but not runny in the centre. Cut into squares and store in an airtight tin. For extra “oomph” try adding chocolate chips or chopped nuts just before baking.

PS: This recipe originally came from the Radio Time. About 25 years ago I tore out the recipe, back then it called for 2 oz margarine and 8 oz of sugar – we’ve weaned ourselves off the sugar a bit and only eat “real” butter, but if you don’t find my recipe sweet enough try adding more!

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  1. Ali

     /  March 6, 2012

    OOh I’m always on the look out for a simple Brownie recipe..maybe this is the one!
    Looking forward to the news from t’Towers..when its ready to share!
    Thinking of you all xx

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  2. Ali

     /  March 28, 2012

    Made them and they were delicious!! Lovely and gooey….thank you! xx

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