While a couple of people (maybe) will miss us when we go overseas, many more will miss my superlative (I kid you not) chocolate brownies. They have been served for so many occasions (work, home, bribing friends, school shared lunches) that most times people only invite us to an event to get a plate of brownies. And they are super-easy to make. So at the risk of being a Hideous Suburban Mum and posting recipes on my blog, here's how to get your brownie fix. Make them gluten free by substituting GF self raising flour - you can't really tell the difference.
1 tsp vanilla essence
200g butter (melted)
200g dark and white chocolate chips
100g sifted self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
What you do:
Beat together sugar, cocoa, eggs, vanilla and butter in a large bowl to a smooth paste. Add chocolate chips, flour and baking powder and fold everything together.
Pour mixture into a greased and lined tin and cook in a preheated oven at 170 degrees C for 30 minutes (or maybe a bit more), until a skewer comes out with melted chocolate but not mixture on it. Cut up when cold.
I admit it: It's not even my recipe. Actually it comes from the Chelsea Sugar website (search Best Ever American Brownie) and was first posted by Teena Pratt. Thanks very much Teena.