Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chocolate Brownies

I made these brownies for a recent family catch-up.  The original recipe is from the Taste website but I have tweaked it a bit.

Some things to note:
  • The mix looked unappetising as I was making it as the pictures show quite well!  Whilst this worried me slightly at the time it was not an indication of the end result.
  • The recipe is gluten free but out of the 10 people who had it for dessert only 1 was gluten intolerant and everyone liked it.
  • The gluten free flour could easily be replaced with normal flour.  
  • I made these brownies a couple of hours in advance so quickly reheated individual slices in the microwave for 30 seconds or so before serving. 

Not looking very appetising at this stage

Still not pretty!

The finished product - much prettier and definitely delicious!

Chocolate Brownies


  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g milk chocolate
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C 
  2. Line a square baking tin with non-stick baking paper so that the paper overlaps the sides.
  3. Melt the butter, chocolate and sugar in a saucepan over low heat.  Stir constantly until melted and smooth. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture and mix well. Sift the flour and cocoa over the chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Stir through the walnuts.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking tin.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just set.  
  6. Cut into squares and serve with cream or ice cream and fruit.


  1. Hmmm, yum. Will definitely be trying these very soon.

    1. Sorry Chinny - somehow I missed this comment! I hope you did get to try them and that they were delicious :)


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