For The Boy's birthday I baked some really yummy chocolate brownies, the recipe's originally from a magazine, with slight tweaking by me. Makes about 16, depending on how generous you're being.
170g butter, unsalted or healthy alternative
200g caster sugar
100g light muscavado sugar ( or soft light brown sugar)
3 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g cocoa powder
50g plain flour (I used a little more to make the mix go a little further)
1/4 tsp salt
100g walnut halves or chopped chocolate (or choc chips from the baking section)
Heat oven to 180oC.
Butter and line a brownie tin.
Melt butter in a pan until it turns golden brown. Leave to cool.
Mix together the sugars and eggs until thick and glossy. Beat in the vanilla and butter. (I did this by hand, but a mixer on a low speed works just as well).
Sift the cocoa, flour and salt into a separate bowl, then fold into the mix, careful not to over mix.
Add the walnuts/chocolate and scrape into baking tray.
Bake for 20-25 mins until mix sets, test with a sharp knife, if it comes out clean, they're done.
Leave to cool before lifting from tin and slicing.
If wanted, add melted chocolate to the top and place in the fridge to set.