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Published August 22nd 2012
I love chocolate brownies (as I'm sure a lot of people do) and enjoy making them just as much. This simple recipe makes about 16 decent-sized squares of delectable goodness, which means that it's perfect if you're attending a barbeque or social event and have to bring a plate of something to share- not only will you be able to have a few pieces at home before you leave, but there will still be plenty (hopefully) to bring with you for the others to eat.
The added chocolate and caramel chips in the recipe give the brownies that little added boost of sweetness, which makes them all the more enticing.
You'll need: cup brown sugar cup white sugar 150g butter 3 eggs cup plain flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa teaspoon baking powder cup chocolate chips
cup caramel chips
1. Preheat the oven at 180ºC.
2. Find a large and fairly deep cake tin (it can be rectangular or square-shaped) and line it with baking paper. Lightly grease it, so that the brownie mixture doesn't stick to the paper or tin after it's cooked. Put the tin aside.
3. Put the brown sugar, white sugar and butter into a saucepan over medium heat and stir it all together until it is melted.
4. Take the saucepan off the stovetop and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure the consistency of the melted sugars and butter stays smooth.
5. After 10 minutes, crack the three eggs into the cooled mixture and stir until they're blended in.
6. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder into the mixture and stir until it is all combined.
7. Add the chocolate chips and caramel chips into the saucepan and stir.
8. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and put it in the oven for approximately 35 minutes.
It's probably best to wait at least 20 minutes for the brownies to cool before you cut them into pieces, otherwise they could crumble.
However, don't wait too long, because these brownies taste just as amazing warm as they do when they are cold. I usually just dust them with icing sugar before serving because they're quite rich, although if you really want to, you could always ice them with ready-made frosting or your own icing recipe.
Enjoy. But be warned, they are very addictive!