Preshana’s Brownies (Mumsnet)


150g butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
175g caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp drinking chocolate heaped (I used Nesquik)
2 eggs
150g chocolate (at least half of it should be plain)
100g walnuts
100g plain flour

Set the oven to 180C.
You will need a 7 inch square baking tin, lined with baking parchment.
Melt the butter and the chocolate over a low heat in a small pan and leave to cool slightly.
Beat together in a bowl the eggs, vanilla extract and caster sugar until it looks creamy. Then sift in the flour, drinking chocolate and salt.
Add in the walnuts and the chocolate and butter mixture and mix well with a spatula, but don’t beat it. It should be smooth and glossy.
Scrape it into the lined tin and bake it for 20 minutes.
Then have a look at it; the top should be pale and cracking slightly, like a dried up muddy puddle, and the body of the mix will still be slightly wobbly.
If it isn’t like this then leave it in for another 3 minutes.
Leave to cool in the tin and then slice into portions.

Prepared, tried and tested by: Preshana Singh


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