my favourite brownies

I’ve been making these brownies for at least 15 years, so I’m not sure where the recipe actually originated. It is one of my most used recipes, these brownies were especially popular at parties, where my friends would get the munchies for no apparent reason…

It’s a very basic recipe and you can use milk or dark chocolate, or a mix of both and you can add chocolate chips or nuts or marshmallows.


my favourite brownies
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Yields: 20
  • 7 oz (200g) chocolate
  • 4 eggs (L)
  • 1½ cups & 4 tablespoons (340g) sugar
  • 11½ tablespoons (170ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup & 7 tablespoons (175g) flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Grease a 9 by 13 inch (22 x 28cm) baking pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate over a hot water bath. Some people melt chocolate in a microwave, but since I don't have one, I'm not sure how well that works.
  3. Cream the eggs and the sugar and then add the vegetable oil.
  4. Add the flour, salt, baking powder and vanilla extract, beat well.
  5. Preheat oven to 320° F / 160° C
  6. Then add the melted chocolate. It will sink to the bottom of the bowl, so scrape the bowl with a spatula to add evenly to the batter.
  7. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and then add the chopped chocolate or nuts or....
  8. Bake for 25 minutes and let the pan cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes. If the brownies are too gooey in the centre bake again for another 10 to 15 minutes.




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