Tuesday, December 25, 2007

ultimate chocolate brownies

from Periplus Mini cookbooks...this is absolutely lovely and delicious...lovelier when served with vanilla ice cream..yummy..!!!

1/3 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

2 cups sugar

1 cup chopped pecans or pistachio (i used almonds and walnuts)

250g dark cooking chocolate

2 tsp vanilla essence

4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • preheat oven 180 degrees. brush a 8x 12 inch cake tin with melted butter or oil. line the base with baking paper, extending over 2 long sides

  • sift flour and cocoa powder in a large bowl and combine with sugar and nuts. make a well in the centre

  • chop chocolate into small pieces. add chocolate pieces to the dry ingredients

  • melt butter in a small pan over low heat. add it to dry ingredients with vanilla and eggs. stir until ingredients are well combined

  • pour the mixture into prepared tin, smooth the surface and bake for 40-45 minutes.

  • set aside for 2 hours before cutting

  • serve with vanilla ice cream

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