This is the brownie recipe we use most. It is from Nigella Lawson's "How To Be a Domestic Goddess". My Dear Daughter who is not a Goddess in the kitchen sure has success with this recipe. So I thought I would share this recipe with you in case you to have a domestic challenged loved one in your kitchen.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Line your approximatley 33 x 23 x 5 1/2cm brownie pan with foil or baking paper.
- Melt the butter and chocolate together in a large heavy based saucepan.
- In a bowl beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla.
- Measure the flour into another bowl and add the salt.
- When the chocolate mixture has melted, let it cool a bit before beating in the eggs and sugar mixture, and then the nuts and flour.
- Beat to combine and then scrape out of the saucepan into the lined brownie pan.
- Bake for about 25 minutes.
- When its's ready, the top should be dried to a paler brown speckle, but the middle still dark and dense and gooey.
- Keep checking the brownies as they cook; remember that they will continue to cook as they cool.
I just saw Nigella Lawson prepare this recipe on TV and had to give it a go. It was just so easy to prepare and the brownies were perfectly 'squishy' in the middle. As Nigella said on her program "a brownie can never be too squishy in the middle". I am preparing a swag of them for Christmas day (any excuse for chocolate). On TV she added a handful of white chocolate buttons to the warm mix just before baking, I did the same for that extra gooey chocolate kick! Brilliant!
I can't tell you how many times I've made these brownies, everyone LOVES them young and old. I've make them for my 2 children's birthdays since they were ooh about 7 years old (by request), cut into small squares, sprinkled with icing sugar and dotted with candles higgldy piggldy style. The secret is the BEST DARK chocolate which doesn't seem to bother children when made into brownies
Tastes very good but far too gooey! After it had baked for 25mins I made a small hole in the middle and the te