Better brownies

    40 min

    I personally think these are the best brownies in the world. Try them, I think you'll agree! To make the brownies rich and buttery, use melted butter instead of the vegetable oil.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 200g sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 60g plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 60g chopped walnuts (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23cm square baking tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oil, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into the egg mixture until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the brownie mixture evenly into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the brownie begins to pull away from edges of tin. Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

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    The best brownies ever! I've tried loads of recipes over the years and this is the best. I love the fact that all the ingredients are cupboard basics. I've made mine in the past with melted chocolate and wasn't too sure about the cocoa in this one, but they were gorgeous. Thanks for this lovely recipe.  -  05 Mar 2012


    Used different ingredients. I used self raising flour instead of plain flour and baking powder (as that was all I had). Turned out pretty good according to everyone I live with (about 15people)  -  30 Oct 2009


    just made these, so easy and gorgeous, best recipe for brownies i have ever tried.  -  02 Jan 2011