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Fudgy Brownies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 16 pieces


  • 10 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 1 - 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Eggs large , cold
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 2/3 cup walnuts / pecans / cashew nuts Chopped (optional)


  • Preheat oven at 160C.
  • Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch (20cm) square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • In a heatproof bowl, combine the sugar, butter, cocoa powder and salt.
  • For the double boiling method, take a sauce pan and fill with enough water and bring to a simmer.
  • Place the bowl containing the cocoa-butter mixture over the simmering water. Make sure that the water isn't touching the base of the bowl. If water touches the bowl, remove some water.
  • Stir mixture occasionally until the butter has melted and mixture is quite warm. Donu2019t worry if it looks gritty, it will become smooth once you add the eggs and flour.
  • Remove the bowl from heat and set aside for 3 to 5 minutes until it is only warm, not hot.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and mix well.
  • When the batter looks thick, shiny and well blended, add the flour and stir until fully incorporated. The batter will be quite thick.
  • Stir in nuts, if using.
  • Spread evenly in lined pan.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out almost clean.
  • Cool completely and remove from pan.
  • Cut into squares and serve.