Christie’s Brownies

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I got this recipe a while ago from my friend Christie. They are pretty much fool proof, amazing everytime brownies! I was needing brownies as a base for my Christmas Black Forest Trifle and I used these which worked perfectly! You can use this as a base and add macadamia nuts, or pecan nuts or white chocolate and dried cranberries. Anything you like really. They are best after a day in the fridge (if you can wait that long!)

For the Brownies 

250g butter

2 cups (250ml) sugar

3 eggs (lightly beaten)

2 cups flour

5 T cocoa

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g dark chocolate

100g chopped pecan nuts (optional)

For the topping

1/2 – 3/4 Tin of condense milk

2 tsp cocoa powder

Remainder of the chocolate from the brownie recipe

  • Heat your oven to 180 C
  • Melt butter and sugar together. Cool and place in the bowl of a stand mixer (or a medium sized mixing bowl if you are using a hand mixer).
  • Add eggs to the cooled mixture and mix well in the stand mixer.
  • Add flour and cocoa and mix well
  • Add vanilla and mix. Stop the mixer.
  • Chop up 6 x 3 rows of the chocolate into small chunks and add to the mixture together with the nuts (if using) and fold through.
  • Add the mixture to a greased large, rectangular or square oven dish.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  •  To make the topping, mix all the ingredients together and heat in the microwave until the chocolate is melted.
  • Pour on top of the brownies after they come out of the oven
  • Leave to cool and then cut into squares.

Recipe by Christie Gunn

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