Walnut & Chocolate Chip Brownies

Yep. You better believe that the last recipe of the school year is a brownie recipe. I warned you that this blog could turn into a brownie blog over time. It’s already started! But these are the best, fudgy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside brownies ever.

I apologise for being so quiet the past couple of weeks. We’ve been winding down for summer, which means that we’re working twice as hard to get everything ready for when we come back. Normally we have a day without any children to get admin work done, but this year we have orientation on day 1, so we were all frantically trying to make sure we were ready for that first day back.

In order to make the last day of school feel like a party, we had my ribs (which you can find here) and these incredible brownies.

One of my colleagues has blamed me for her weight gain that has occurred while she’s been at our school, and I’d blame me too. But what can I say? I like cooking, I like feeding people.

These brownies have actually been made for a few different people, and they’ve all thoroughly enjoyed them – to the point that I got messages saying they regretted not taking some home with them.

The next couple of weeks will probably be rather quiet on the blog, as I have various events to attend and people to see during my travels. But if anything does get cooked up, you can bet it’ll show up on here sooner rather than later.

If you’re getting withdrawals on the blog, I can promise that there will be photo of food that I’m eating on my Instagram account @jenastinykitchen. Follow me on there if you need a hit of food and drink every now and then.

But for now, I’ll say adios and let you enjoy the brownies.

Ingredients

110 grams 70% cocoa dark chocolate
115 grams unsalted butter
100 grams caster sugar
100 grams soft dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 eggs
140 grams plain flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
50 grams walnuts, roughly chopped
200 grams chocolate chips

  1. Over a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate and the butter.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C, line a brownie pan with parchment paper.
  3. Once the butter and chocolate have melted, remove from the heat and stir until smooth.
  4. Add the sugars, salt and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Add the eggs, one and at a time, and stir well, until fully mixed in.
  6. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold into the batter.
  7. Add half the chocolate chips, and all of the walnuts to the mixture, and stir through to ensure even distribution.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared brownie pan, then sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top.
  9. Bake in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing.
  10. Serve with ice cream of your choice, or on their own.

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