Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

The attraction for me with this recipe (besides the chocolate) is the simplicity! I found this on a site called SoMinty and the recipe is by David McIver.


  1. Melt the butter on a low heat.
  2. Once the butter is melted, take it off the heat.
  3. Add the sugar and cocoa and mix until smooth (I’m lazy, so I usually use an electric mixer for this).
  4. Add the eggs and flour gradually, continuing to mix as you do so.
  5. Once everything is added in and the mixture is smooth, transfer it to a medium sized greased baking tray.
  6. Bake at around 180C (a little on the low side of this perhaps) for 20-30 minutes.
  7. Rather than relying on timing, the brownies are cooked when a sharp knife poked into the middle comes out clean.


Most Helpful

Not the brownies I was excepting! Looked like way too much oil but before I decided to write a bad review; I did try them. AHHHHH, definitely could only be eaten by chocolate craved kids or over ice cream. Most likely will not make again but my kids sure loved them!

JoMamaOf2 May 07, 2008

I made this at my mum's place on the weekend. It was surprisingly soft & rich, but just a little too sweet for us. The little family members loved it, the adults were split 50/50, I think next time I would make it with less sugar & maybe brown sugar instead of white. The brownies were easy to make, fantastic if you don't keep chocolate on hand, and also went well with custard & vanilla ice-cream - perfect for winter. Thanks for such a fantastically easy recipe Amanda, I will definitely make this again.

LilKiwiChicken May 21, 2007

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