Chocolate nut brownies
One word that entails so much joy. I make a lot of brownies (like a LOT) because my kids adore them.
I call brownies little squares of joy. When made properly, they are moist and very chocolaty.
They freeze really well and you can always keep a stash in the freezer for guests that stop by or kids that have a strong craving for something sweet. This time I decided to add nuts. Imagine how amazing they came out!
20 x 30 cm baking pan
250 grams bittersweet chocolate
100 grams butter
1 heaped Tbsp chocolate spread
150 grams while sugar (3/4 cup)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
70 grams flour (1/2 cup)
100 grams chopped walnuts
1. Break up the chocolate into squares and place in a microwave safe bowl together with the butter. Microwave until melted and mix until well combined. Add the chocolate spread and mix, then add the sugar.
2. Add the eggs, one at a time, while mixing vigorously. Add the vanilla extract, the nuts, and finally, add the flour.
3. Preheat an oven to 180°C.
4. Grease a baking pan and pour the batter in an even layer. Bake for around 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs.
5. Cool for a few hours in the fridge and cut into squares.
Dark chocolate works wonderfully with brownies. You shouldn’t swap it out altogether, or at least combine with milk chocolate.
Good to know…
You can make it several days in advance and keep refrigerated. Freezer-friendly. If you don’t have any brown sugar, you can leave it out and replace it with the same amount of plain white sugar.