Saturday, 9 April 2011

Chocolate Nut Brownies

I suddenly realised the other day that i couldn't possibly have a food blog without a brownie recipe on it! I have tried quite a few recipes and i always go back to this one. I've adapted it so many times that i think it's less like Nigellas and more like my own, which is probably why they quantities seem rather odd! My photography skills are lacking slightly too so i am rather disappointed that in this picture they look slightly dry? I think that is probably the last thing you want a brownie to be but (despite the picture) these are really gooey and dense. mmm..


190g butter
190g dark chocolate (min 75% cocoa solids)
3 large (free range!!) eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
250g light brown sugar
110g plain flour
150g mix of pistachios and walnuts (or any other nuts prefer)


In a heavy bottom pan melt the butter and chocolate and set aside to cool slightly. In a bowl beat the eggs and vanilla then add the sugar and beat well. Once the chocolate has cooled add the egg and sugar mixture then the nuts and flour, beating well.  Scrape the mix into a lined brownie tin and bake at 180C for 22-25 minutes. Be super careful not to overcook, the brownies will continue cooking slightly in the tin so they should be gooey in the middle.

Makes about 20 medium sized squares.


  1. I love brownies...sometimes I forget that they are much better when they don't come out of a box! These sound amazing.

  2. They're so much better when you bake them yourself, and i swear this recipe is fool proof!