Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Welcome to brownie town.

This is my never fail brownie recipe. I know this because I've been using the same one since I was a little tacker. It's from Family Circle Kids' Cookbook and it is wiiiiicked.

I love these books (there are 2 versions) so much that I found them on ebay and bought myself copies too so my mumma doesn't have to part with hers! The recipes are super simple and laid out in a cute way and definitely not healthy!

The brownie recipe is especially easy as you do it all in one saucepan. As with most brownies, these little buggers taste way more chocolatey the next day. That is if they last that long. In my household they disappear within a matter of hours!

200g butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I never put these in)

Preheat oven to 180C.
Melt butter and cocoa in a big pot - melt gently - don't boil.
Add sugar and vanilla and stir in well.
Take off the  heat, sift in the flour and mix.
Add eggs and beat well.
Stir in walnuts.
Spread evenly in a 30x20cm tin.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Optionally ice with chocolate icing. Try without first as they are super sweet.

I'm sure you could make this vegan by using Orgran Egg replacer thing-o. I've never tried, but if you do then let me know!


  1. I just had a tear come to my eye because this is MY never fail brownie recipe too!!! I've had this book since I was 8 years old (I'm 30 now) and it was my first cookbook and I saved up my pocket money to buy it (glad to see things havent changed for me) I still cook most of their cake recipes (the fudge cake is vegan off the bat) and the carrot cake recipe is amazing.

  2. Oh wowwwwwwwwww! This book is so close to my heart, great to hear someone else feels the same way. I always use the carrot cake recipe too. This book is just the best :D What do you use in place of eggs in the brownies?

  3. Hey, thanks for yr comment. Yep I used gelatin free jelly, i bought them from the healthfood section of coles at Glenelg. They would prob have them at other coles too. Its quite sweet but does the job :)
    And knitting, it isnt too hard. Crochet is easier though, i learnt recently by watching a youtube video!
    I so have to make brownies again soon, i made some awesome ones last year, so good!


  4. I either use orgran egg replacer... or if I dont have any a banana or I replace each egg with 30ml of oil (or applesauce if I'm feeling extra healthy)


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