Posted by: Rachael | July 1, 2010

chocolate brownie

The story:
I found a recipe on the internet. It promised to be the best brownie recipe ever. I printed it out without the title and asked the kids to guess what it was. Without telling them they had succeeded, I let them make it. It was every bit as good as the rave review claimed, even with using our freshly ground wholemeal flour instead of white (which sometimes does not work so well for light baked goods – Jboy14 did sift it twice, good lad) and raw sugar instead of white (now all we need to do is try it with shakkar instead of sugar – I suspect it may work.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Lightly grease a 9x13inch baking dish.

1 cup butter, melted
3 cups raw sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
   Combine in a large bowl.

4 eggs
   Beat in, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.

1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
   Sift together. Twice.  Gradually stir into the chocolate mixture
   until blended.

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
   Stir in.
   Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish. 
   Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes.   
   Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before cutting.

 NB: Need to make a batch and a half for our pyrex dish.



  1. Rach, could you use a bit less sugar? 3 cups would make these very sweet wouldn’t it?

  2. You probably *could* use less sugar, but I think this amount gives it the nice crunchy top. And yes, it’s very sweet and gooey and soft….you just eat a little piece at a time…..we decided it needs lashings of whipped cream or French vanilla icecream to tone down the richness of it;-)

    BTW, nice to hear from you too – I’ve been busy with another project, but decided to give this one a bit of attention every so often so that progress actually occurs. My problem is I want to take photos of each thing we make and add our personal story for the kids to remember….but I’ve decided to put aspirations aside in favour of at least getting something recorded! Besides, we keep eating things before I even get the camera out!

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