Classic Brownies

These chocolate brownies from Assia Othman are rich and fudgy
Thursday , 11 April 2013
Classic Brownies
Classic Brownies

2 sticks soft butter
1 cup flour
2 cups sugar
300g unsweetened chocolate
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups whipped cream
2 cups sliced strawberries

1 Preheat oven to about 160C. Melt the butter in a double boiler or a small saucepan over a low heat. Pour the butter into a mixing bowl and then, using same pan, melt the chocolate over a low heat.
2 Add the sugar to the melted butter and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, beating by hand between each egg. Add the vanilla and melted chocolate.
3 Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt. Incorporate  the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture.
4 Pour the batter into a greased 13 x 9 pan (or if you like thick, fudgier brownies, use an 8×8 pan).
5 Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
6 Top with whipped cream and freshly sliced strawberries.

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