Dark chocolate brownies

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These classic chocolate brownies are made extra-special with a delicious choccie glaze. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days

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Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 3oz plain chocolate, chopped
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

For the chocolate glaze (optional):

  • ⅓ cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup plain chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Method

  1. Add the butter and chocolate to a medium pan over low heat. Stir frequently until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and walnuts until well blended.
  2. Spread the batter evenly in a buttered and floured 8in square baking pan.
  3. Bake at 180°C/160°C fan/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 25 to 30 minutes until the edges feel firm to the touch and begin to turn a shade darker.
  4. Meanwhile, make the chooclate glaze. In a small pan, stir the whipping cream and chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla essence.
  5. Run a knife between the pan rim and the brownie. If desired, spread with the chocolate glaze. Allow to cool in the pan on a rack for about 1 hour. Cut into 9 or 16 squares.

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Nutritional information per portion

  • Calories 195(kcal)
  • Fat 12.0g
  • Saturates 5.8g
  • Salt 0.1g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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