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The Best Brownies in the World

The Best Brownies in the World

I’m not kidding. These really are the best-est, moist-est, fudgy-est brownies in the world! They are so good I received a marriage proposal because of them. Ben was not amused.

And they are SO EASY to make. All you need to do is stir. If you’re a new baker, like me, this is the type of recipe you should try. It makes you feel good. If only everything in life is as easy peasy as these brownies.

You can make plain brownies. Or brownies with nuts. Or in my case, brownies with walnuts and white chocolate chips on top.

The Best Brownies in the World


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocao powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 140g of butter
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup of walnuts
  • a handful of white chocolate chips
  • Heat the oven to 180 deg C or 325 deg F. Place rack at the bottom of the oven.
    Line an 8 inch or 20 cm square baking pan with aluminium foil. Leave some foil to overhang the baking pan, so you can peel the foil off easily.

    Over a pot of simmering water, place a heat-proof bowl or mixing bowl. (Make sure the bottom does not touch the water.)
    Put the butter, sugar, cocao powder, salt in the bowl.
    Stir until melted. The mixture should look grainy.
    Stir in the vanilla essence and set aside.

    Beat the eggs up.
    Add the eggs into the mixture a little at a time. Stir vigorously each time.
    The batter should look thick and shiny.
    Add the flour and stir. Stir vigorously for about 40 strokes with a wooden spoon.
    Stir in the nuts and spread evenly in the lined tin. Add chocolate chips if you like.

    Bake for 25 minutes.
    Let cook on a wire rack. You can lift the ends of the aluminium foil and transfer the brownies onto a cutting board to cut up. Enjoy!


    Recipe sounds great, and I am so going to Mora when I come home for Christmas. I have not been home in a couple of years and I think I am going to need an extra suitcase!

    Cool, now I have the recipe :-)
    I can vouch for the moist-est, fudgy-est brownies in the world description, they're all gooey, melt-in-your-mouth amazing. With all the goodies you bake, I'm so glad to be in your office to share them !!

    I just realised Helen and Hélène commented on this entry on the same day... what are the chances of that happening?
    Thanks to both of you for your comments!

    Helen: The chances that you'll return to SC with 1 or 2 or 3 suitcases of baking goodies are high! When I visit family and friends in Chapel Hill, NC, I have suitcases of goodies.

    Hélène: Awwww... that's so sweet! I'm so happy we're in the same office too... coffee break?

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