Ahh, brownies! The snack to eat when you want more than a biscuit yet don’t feel quite like eating a piece of cake.
If you’ve been following my Facebook page, I’ve been promising to put up this recipe all week. Sorry it’s taken so long! I had an emergency dash to the dentist on Monday for a tooth extraction, and it’s left me with a bit of a sore mouth. Probably too many of these brownies were involved over the years. Remember to brush and floss kids!
My CTO and I spent the first 2.5 years of our marriage abroad living in Singapore, and we left 2 days after our wedding with 2 backpacks, 2 suitcases and no cookbooks! So once we got settled in, I turned to the internet to find my recipes.
One site I love to use is Best Recipes, it’s a great place to find classic recipes from your childhood and to publish your own creations. That’s where I found this little gem. For the past 3 years, this has been my go-to brownie to make and take for parties and gifts. I even made this up as a ‘Brownie Mix in a Jar’ as Christmas presents last year.
The brownies in the photos are at the ‘cake-ier’ end of the brownie scale. I found the original recipe to be incredibly moreish, so I dialled down the sugar and chocolate a little bit to save my waistline (and my teeth!). If you prefer a fudgier dessert-like brownie, look at the sugar and chocolate quantities in the brackets. You also don’t have to use chocolate chips, I’ve done this with chocolate melts and chopped baking chocolate, and it melts really well into the brownie batter. You could even try cacao nibs or nuts if you’d like. The brownies are also made with vegetable oil, which is great if you are dairy intolerant or have just run out of butter! That being said, feel free to replace the oil with melted butter, it works just as well.
Did I also mention that this is a one bowl recipe? One bowl, one spoon! So easy to make and very child friendly. This is a perfect recipe to get your little ones to help you with. I can’t wait to get Miss G into the kitchen with me when she’s a couple of years older to help me make this. She’s currently 8 months, a bit too small to be wielding a wooden spoon with much purpose!
One Bowl Chocolate Brownies
Makes 16-32 pieces
Time: 10 min Preparation, 25-30 min Cooking
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- ½ cup (2/3 cup) white sugar
- ½ cup (2/3 cup) brown sugar, loosely packed
- ½ cup (1 cup) chocolate chips or chocolate melts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
Preheat oven to 170°C, then line a lamington slice tray (27cm x 18cm or 30cm x 20cm) with baking paper.
Stir all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl until combined. Pour into tray and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Adapted from Best Recipes