Brownies are beyond refusal. That moist, gooey consistency that they possess along with the rich chocolate marbling is sooo satisfying, and so delicious. There was absolutely no holding back with this recipe. I've made no healthy substitutions or anything; it's got all the good stuff going on. A genuine brownie.

Brownies don't require much effort to make. If you've got all the ingredients, it's just a matter of chucking them all in a bowl and mixing them together. And wow, the mixture is something on it's own. I tried to avoid getting a spoon involved but it's something that I cannot resist. (I feel sick now)  The same goes for cake batters and cookie dough. I believe that if the batter tastes good, there'll be nothing wrong once it's cooked. So, basically, you HAVE to try the mixture before you cook it to ensure a good bake. (tehel; just save some for the oven) 

My sister needed something baked for an event she has going on at school. I took up the opportunity and stepped into the kitchen....once again. I wasn't surprised at her request for brownies; they seem to be the most popular these days, and I'm not sure whether that's because they're super easy to make, or that they're simply, so. darn. tasty. Actually, they're also easier to transport, and can't be as messy as frosting on a cupcake. So, summed up, brownies seem to be a perfect sweet for events held away from home. 


- 275g softened butter
- 375g caster sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 75g cocoa powder
- 100g self-raising flour
- 50g white chocolate chips
- 50g dark chocolate chips

( I buy slabs of chocolate and smashed them up into pieces. I find the chocolate a lot tastier when done like this. White chocolate tends to taste like caramel once it's baked and is a great addition to brownies. Soft caramel or toffee can also be added to the batter before baking. The same can be done with pretty much anything... m&m's, peanut butter cups(minis), honeycomb, nuts, marshmallow etc...)

1) Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C/ 160 fan forced degrees C. Grease a 30x23 cm tray and line with baking paper.

2) Measure every ingredient into a medium sized bowl and beat until well combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula midway through. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tray and smooth out with a spatula, evening out the surface as much as possible. 

3) Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a crusty top has formed and a knife or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Once cooked, leave in tin for a few minutes before placing a wire rack over the top and flipping it onto it. Leave to cool for a further 10 minutes before flipping around again and cutting into neat little squares. 

This is a pretty fail-proof recipe. :) 
Yield: 24 delicious brownies

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