Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Can't go Past Old Family Favourites

Melbourne born and bred, I have to say that currently living in Brisbane, I miss my home city's amazing food culture. Ah to step down through Lygon Street again! Any given street for that matter. The patisseries, quaint bakeries and hidden cafes I took for granted! Ah me.
Well, when my mother came to visit me, she brought with her some of her home cooking, some old family favourites which reminded me of all the food I used to have access to, and as mentioned, take for granted. I had to steal this recipe...its going to be a staple in our house from now on! (and then after a few weeks I might have to rename my blog to Chubby Hubby--although, I'm pretty sure that one's taken)


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat your oven to 190C.
Melt butter and remove from heat. Stir through the cocoa and brown sugar until combined.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Next, blend in the flour, walnuts and salt. Spread in an 8 inch greased pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool and then ice, later cutting into squares.


Combine approximately 2 cups of icing sugar with 1/4 cup cocoa powder. Stir through enough cream (maybe 1/4 cup) to get a thick, glossy icing to spread.

If you want the brownies to be even more moist, subtract a tablespoon or so of flour. YUM!


  1. Mmmmmmm!! This looks sooo good!!
    Thanks for sharing..
    Wanna follow me??

    Love from Stockholm..

  2. Those look soooo good, Louise!! I think I gained weight just looking at the picture! ;-)

  3. thanks Monica and Emma! yes...i should put up a disclaimer...I am not responsible for any weight gained by users of my blog!! hehe let me know how it turns out if you plan to make it! xo

  4. Hi..what cocoa powder do you use?

  5. Just put this in the oven, hope it works out - i substituted almond meal for the flour and coconut for the walnuts. The batter was delicious!

  6. Angela Maria MarcellaAugust 5, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Oooh, thanks for this. Have been looking for a brilliant budget brownie recipe that doesn't need chocolate. I used to love Aunty Marce's brownies, but I lost the recipe many moons ago. Let me know when you share your mum's dinner recipes. I'm in a deep, dark, dinner rut. It goes way down.....!

  7. Just made this, I had no butter, so subbed in coconut oil. It turned out delicious!!


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