Sunday, 10 July 2011

Birthday Brownies

Last year my friend Caroline and i set up Cake Club, a monthly meeting where we both bake and eat cake. And yes it is as fun as it sounds! At Cake Club we've practised making creme patisserie, macroons and scones, all a first for me. 

In honor of her birthday tomorrow, Caroline threw a birthday barbeque last night. Wanting to bake something that could feed alot of people, i made Nigella Lawsons Chocolate Brownies for the occassion. They turned out to be lightly crispy on the outside and fudgy and gooey in the middle, just the way i like them.

Have a great birthay Caroline!




Recipe - Brownies - Nigella Lawson How To Be a Domestic Goddess


Makes approx 48 brownies


Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line your approximatley 33 x 23 x 5 1/2cm brownie pan with foil or baking paper.
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a large heavy based saucepan.
  4. In a bowl beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla.
  5. Measure the flour into another bowl and add the salt.
  6. When the chocolate mixture has melted, let it cool a bit before beating in the eggs and sugar mixture, and then the nuts and flour.
  7. Beat to combine and then scrape out of the saucepan into the lined brownie pan.
  8. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  9. When its's ready, the top should be dried to a paler brown speckle, but the middle still dark and dense and gooey.
  10. Keep checking the brownies as they cook; remember that they will continue to cook as they cool.
Note - the brownies in the middle of the baking pan are particularly gooey, let them rest in the fridge for an hour or so and they will firm up a bit.


  1. These look really wonderful. What a nice birthday treat. Drool.

  2. These brownies look incredible! Yum!! :D

  3. Thank you guys.
    Christina - you're a baking genius!

  4. This is so cute! I love the brownie pyramid w/ candles, so unique

  5. Thanks Mal. I always feel happy around cake and candles!