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