This is an old recipe. Not passed on from my ancestors, but something I dug up from an Australian magazine which stopped publication late 2006. This brownie recipe was taken from the October 2003 issue of Family Circle (p. 102). In just a span of 3 days, I already made 2 batches of this brownie which my girls really love. We tried it with some vanilla ice cream (ala mode) and strawberries on the side! It was absolutely the best dessert ever. At least for my girls.
Here are the ingredients and the instructions. Very simple and very quick to make. Takes about 20 minutes preparation and 40-45minutes cooking time.
200g dark chocolate, chopped
125g butter, chopped
1 1/4 cups or 280g caster sugar
3/4 cup or 115g plain flour
1/4 cup or 30g cocoa powder (I used unsweetened, but the recipe wasn't specific)
150g walnuts, roughly chopped
Pre-heat over to 180 degrees C. Line a 28cm X 18cm slab pan with non stick baking paper.
Put the chocolate and butter into a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove the bowl fro the saucepan and set aside.
Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder and walnut in a bowl. Stir in the eggs and chocolate mixture until just combined.
Pour into the slab pan and bake for 40-45minutes, or until moist crumbs cling to a skewer when inserted into the centre.
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely (In our house, the cooling doesn't happen as it is devoured immediately!)
Then , cut into slices to serve.