We have tried endless recipes for chocolate brownies, which are always a favourite in our house, but recently we came across this one in a christmas magazine that one of the kids had, it is easy, quick and not expensive to make, the kids loved it and they never last long! Sometimes I add in chocolate chips before cooking and also top it with a chocolate topping, sometimes I just leave it plain and dust it with icing sugar or cocoa powder, anyway you like it it's good!
Here we go then:
175g (6oz) margarine or butter
350g (12oz) caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essecnce (or extract)
125g (5 oz) plain flour
1 level teaspoon of baking powder
50 g (2oz) cocoa
A rectangular tin 22 x 30 x 2.5 cm lined with greaseproof paper (or sprayed well with cake release spray)
1 Heat oven to 180C (350f) Put margarine or butter in a saucepan and melt on a low heat (or you could just melt it in a bowl in the microwave) Pour into a large bowl and add in the sugar and vanilla, mix together well.
2 Break the eggs into a small bowl or a mug and stir together with a fork to mix, add to the sugar and butter mix a little at a time, beating well between each addition.
3 Sift the flour through a sieve into the bowl with the other ingredients, add the baking powder and cocoa powder and mix all together well.
4 Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the top a little then bake in the oven for approx 40 mins, when cooked the mixture should have risen and have a crust on the top but still be soft in the middle. cut the cooked mixture into squares and cool on a wire rack, this recipe makes about 15 large brownies or 25 small ones which are plenty big enough for kiddies!!!
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