Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple." - Woody Guthrie

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Chocolate Brownie Time ...

Inspired by Penny Wise and her recipe for Turkish Delight Chocolate Brownies and Kelly's recipe on Hand made at Home I thought I would share the very first recipe I picked up in my early days of blog reading. This is an absolute fail-safe brownie recipe that can be made with a minimum of fuss, baked on numerous occasions since.   I am thrilled that after four years I also found the original link on a beautiful blog called Walter and Me.  Thanks to Walter and Me everyone who tastes these brownies, mistake me for Nigella!

Melt 100 g dark chocolate and 50g butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan.

Combine 200g caster sugar, 50g plain flour, 1tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 100 g chopped walnuts* and 1tsp vanilla extract in a bowl.

Add to this the melted chocolate & butter mixture along with 2 beaten eggs, stir until combined.

Place in a lined brownie tin and bake at Gas Mark 4 for 30 minutes.

* you can use whatever you have in the cupboard, today I used hazelnuts and they were just as tasty

Enjoy xxx


  1. They look delicious, I love how hard the outside is on brownies but how soft they are inside! Ada :)

  2. How come I've run out of caster sugar? I like an easy recipe recommendation, so I'll give this one a try (asap) :)

  3. Yumm! I cannot wait for my new kitchen to go in so I can bake again to my hearts content!

  4. I'm having massive brownie cravings now. These look perfect!

  5. Thank you for linking to me! This recipe is so good isn't every time. It was passed on to me by a chef friend a good few years ago!

  6. It is my pleasure. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  7. I am going to have a go with this recipe. I just made some and they are a bit dry so I need a different method! :)