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Easy chocolate brownie recipe

These yummy chocolate brownies are the perfect Sunday dessert, and the kids will love them.


By: Noeleen Foster
Photography/Stylist: Noeleen Foster
up something quick for dessert, a tea time treat or a school baking sale, chocolate brownies are always a great choice.


  • 250g butter
  • 375g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 125g flour
  • 90g cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup chopped mixed nuts (e.g. hazelnuts and pecans)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1–2 tbsp milk, to loosen


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Grease a medium-sized, square baking tin or line with baking paper.
  3. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter and then add it to a mixing bowl with the sugar and vanilla essence.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating in between each addition.
  5. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Gently fold in the salt, nuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Add extra milk to loosen your mixture if it seems too stiff, but remember that brownies are quite dense so the mixture will be heavier.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the baking tin and bake for 25 minutes, or until only just cooked through. The brownies should be gooey inside.
  8. Allow to cool in the tin, cut into squares and serve.

By: Noeleen Foster
Photography/Stylist: Noeleen Foster

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