Sometimes, only a brownie will do, and this is our favourite recipe for never-fail, indulgent brownies. We like pecans in our, but you can replace them with chocolate chips for an even more decadent version.
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup melted butter
4 eggs, beaten
3 tsp Queen Natural Vanilla Essence
2 cups icing sugar
1 tbs cocoa and 2 tbs hot water
2 tbs melted butter
1 tsp Queen Natural Vanilla Essence
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a large square baking pan and line with baking paper.
Sieve cocoa and flour into a large bowl, add sugar and pecans and stir until combined.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs and vanilla. Add egg mixture and cooled melted butter to flour mixture. Combine with a wooden spoon.
2. Press into prepared baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Brownies are done when the centre of cake no longer wobbles (brownies are traditionally dense and fudge like – a skewer will not come out clean).
3. Meanwhile, making the icing. Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add cocoa, hot water, vanila essence, and melted butter. Stir well with a spoon.
4. When brownies have cooled, ice and cut into squares.
What’s your favourite chocolate dessert?