Brownie is easily a favourite with everyone. But then again, why ever not?!!!
I had a bit of a conundrum categorising this recipe. Should it go under baked cakes or baked cookies? I did a bit of research and found out that it should be classified as a cookie?
Apparently it has something to do with the manner it is eaten. Brownie is a finger food, just like cookies and biscuits. Cakes are eaten with a fork or even a desert spoon, if cake is rather runny.
So that’s it
Below is a recipe that is easy to follow for such a delicious treat.
Classic Brownie Recipe
- 200 g butter or margarine
- 165 g cocoa powder
- 400 g brown caster sugar
- 1¼ teaspoons vanilla
- 125 g plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 100 g walnuts or unsalted peanuts
Method of Preparation:
- Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
- Line a brownie tin/tray or grease a 20 x 18 cm tin.
- Melt the butter and cocoa together in a saucepan, under a low heat.
- Add the sugar and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
- Remove from the heat and mix in the flour and half of the nuts then the eggs.
- Pour into the already prepared brownie tin.
- Bake for 20 minutes or when press the top is soft and bounce back up.
- As soon as it comes out of the oven, tip in the rest of the nuts all over the top of the hot brownie. Run a wooden spoon over the top to gently press in the nuts.
- Cool and cut into serving pieces.
Enjoy! Sometimes I like my brownies still slightly warm and then served with a bit of ice-cream on the side. Hmmm I think this is when brownies become a cake! 🙂