Easy classic chewy Brownie

By: Mary Brons

With the school holidays around the corner this is a tasty classic that kids just love to make as a treat food. It’s a great idea getting kids involved early with stirring or weighing out ingredients. I always remember licking the spoon as my favourite reward for helping out!
Ingredients
125g unsalted butter, chopped
125g dark chocolate, chopped
3 eggs, lightly whisked
335g (1½ cups) sugar
115g (3/4 cup) plain flour
30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Method: Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Grease a 20cm (base measurement) square cake pan and line with baking paper.
Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Stir with a metal spoon until melted. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in egg, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt until just combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Set aside to cool completely.
Note:  Brownies get better with age, so always try to make them a day ahead. Let them cool completely in the pan – they are very soft when hot and can break easily.
If you are familiar with melting chocolate and butter in the microwave then this is also an option.
Method: Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced. Grease a 20cm (base measurement) square cake pan and line with baking paper.
Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Stir with a metal spoon until melted. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in egg, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt until just combined. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Set aside to cool completely.
Note:  Brownies get better with age, so always try to make them a day ahead. Let them cool completely in the pan – they are very soft when hot and can break easily.
If you are familiar with melting chocolate and butter in the microwave then this is also an option.

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