One of the gals at the office gave me a recipe for guaranteed-to-please brownies. What she didn’t mention was, just how easy these are to make. Such a happy surprise when that happens!
My sister is vegan which makes me curious about the challenges of making vegan friendly food. I like experimenting in the hope of producing vegan friendly treats. Thankfully this recipe was really easy to adapt. So these veganised beauties are an ode to my sister.
This was a bit of a gamble as I’ve never cooked with dairy free chocolate before so I wasn’t sure what the consistency would be like. Thankfully it worked quite well which meant the brownies were a success. Hooray!
The next day I took a big plate of brownies to the office to see what my work pals thought and they were a real hit! The walnuts really gave them some panache.
Double choc brownies
175g unsalted butter
250g plain chocolate
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
150g walnuts or pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
150g roughly chopped chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 180° fan / 160° gas. Line a 30cm x 20cm x 3cm baking tin with baking paper.
- Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave on low setting. Stir until smooth then leave to cool a little.
- Whisk sugar and eggs until pale and thick. Mix in the vanilla, melted butter and chocolate.
- Sift the flour and fold into the batter with the chopped nuts and chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 35mins.
- Cool in the tin and then cut into squares.