American Brownies Recipe

American Brownies Recipe

Ingredients: Makes about 15

2 large eggs
225 g/8 oz/1 cup caster (superfine) sugar
50g/2 oz/14 cup butter or margarine, melted
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp vanilla essence (extract)

75 g/3 oz plain (all-purpose) flour
45 ml/3 tbsp cocoa (unsweetened chocolate) powder
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
50g/2 oz walnuts, roughly chopped

Method:

Whisk together the eggs and sugar until thick and creamy. Beat in the butter and vanilla essence. Sift in the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and fold into the mixture with the walnuts. Turn into a well greased 20 cm/8 in square cake tin (pan). Bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 40-45 minutes until springy to the touch. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes, then cut into squares and transfer to a wire rack while still warm.

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