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Monday, September 13, 2010

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

*These are very rich and delicious brownies; they don't need frosting because of their richness!  When I made these, they were so popular that one of Dan's work colleagues paid me to make them for him!*

150g (5.3oz) butter, chopped
300g (10.6oz) dark eating chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten lightly
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup dark choc bits/choc chips
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 185ºC (365ºF).  Line a rectangular pan 19cm x 29cm (7"x11") with baking paper.

Melt butter and chocolate in a medium saucepan; stir over low heat, without boiling, until mixture is smooth.  Cool until just warm.
Stir in sugar, egg and essence, then sifted flour, choc bits and sour cream.  Spread mixture into prepared pan.

Bake in moderate oven about 40 minutes.  Cover pan with foil; bake another 20 minutes.  Stand brownie in pan until it reaches room temperature.

- add 3/4 cup macadamia nuts when stirring in other ingredients.
- dust cooled brownies with 1 tablespoon sifted cocoa powder before serving.

Image courtesy of Google images :)
*Recipe from The Australian Women's Weekly "Biscuits, Brownies & Biscotti" recipe book.


Sabine said...

I can tell from the ingredients that these must be some fabulous brownies!

Clara said...

Absolutely, Sabine! :) They are not very good for helping a person with their self-control... I become strongly tempted to eat far too regularly when we have these brownies around!!!!!! :)

Jo said...

Wow - I love brownies, so does Caius, he will want to make these. I like the idea of adding macadamia nuts. Just add cream:)

Clara said...

I wouldn't add cream, Jo - the recipe originally has the macadamia nuts in it - I took them out of the recipe and then added them here as an option because I personally prefer brownies without the nuts (same with my family... in our opinion, nuts ruin them!!) :)

Ruby said...

Drooling over this and some of your other yummy recipes, Clara. Lovely to visit you :-)

Clara said...

Thank you for the comment, Ruby! I'm glad you found some delicious-sounding recipes and I'm pleased you came over to visit! :) Sadly I don't update this blog anywhere near as often as I used to... At the moment we're in the process of a big house-build and move (we came from NSW and now live in QLD), and are in the process of painting our new house. Hopefully after we're done and settled in I might be able to start posting more recipes again! :)