Monday, 26 March 2012
OK, so brownies are not Italian (or Welsh) but they are delicious and actually, all the Italians I have given these to have just loved them. The other thing they have going for them is that they are (dangerously) easy to make - some melting and a little light stirring is all that's required of you.
Brownie recipes seem to vary enormously, some fudgy, others more cakey, others solid and dense. I have tried lots but I always come back to this one; the brownies are sweet, moist and squidgy in the middle with a slightly crisp exterior.
50g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
2 eggs, beaten
100g granulated sugar
125g caster sugar
50g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
60g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
60g white chocolate, roughly chopped
A baking tin, 17x26cm approx, greased and lined with greaseproof paper
Preheat oven to 180°C
Melt the butter and chocolate, either in a saucepan on a very low heat or in a microwave, on low.
When melted, take off the heat and stir in all the other ingredients, adding the nuts and white chocolate last.