Monday, October 11, 2010

Favourite brownie recipe ever!

My favourite brownie recipe

3/4 cup vegetable oil (or sunflower)
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/3 cup cocoa plus 3 tbsp
1/4 tsp baking powder plus 1/8 tsp
1/4 tsp salt plus 1/8 tsp salt

3/4 cups chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). If using a glass pan put oven on 325 F.

(Grease a 8x8 inch baking pan.)

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 30-40 minutes (this is just approximate time so keep an eye out!) or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of pan.

Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares or frosting/glazing it.

A nice ganache topping with a sprinkling of salt makes this brownie just a bit more special!

(recipe adapted from Mmm-Mmm Better brownies)


KhadijaA said...

My younger sister has been asking me to make her brownies for a while.
I made these for her today as an Eid treat, and she was so happy.
I have to say, I just love your blog! your recipes are all so interesting and sound so delicious, and your pictures are beautiful
Please do keep it up :)

Kelly McE said...

Just popped them into the oven. Excited! Love the pic, it's what attracted me to the recipe in the first place. I also like that the ingredients were things I already had. I've seen other recipes call for espresso or specific chocolates/powders that I don't keep on hand. This is exactly what I was looking for, a simple delicious brownie.

Amatullah said...

Kelly, let me know how they turn out! :) So exciting!

I love that about the recipe too, which is why it's been my fave ever since. You can swap the butter for oil or do half and half in the future, the oil actually keeps it more moist and butter yields a richer taste but drier consistency.