It’s a bakers sin, I’ll admit it, but I’ve never made brownies before. Everybody loves a brownie but they’re not too high on my sweet-tooth list so I’ve never bothered. Seb and I had been invited to a last minute BBQ on Anzac Day to watch the big football game (which is quite unusual for us) and we had nothing to take. I knew I had 100g butter in the fridge and some leftover chocolate and hazelnuts from these biscuits I made last week, however I didn’t check to make sure I had the other ingredients, Oops, not enough flour! I found some LSA in the cupboard (linseed, sunflower seed & almond mix) and added this to the mixture as a substitute. I’ve never made these before so I was unsure if the mixture looked as it should or if it was the right consistency. I popped them in the oven and roughly 10 minutes later pulled them out, just when I started to smell the delicious toasted chocolate wafting throughout the house. I should have kept them out at this point but I thought they looked a little undercooked so I put them back in for another 5 minutes. The brownies were delicious and warm straight out of the oven but after a few hours I found they dried out a little. After reading up about brownies I’ve since discovered they are better slightly undercooked. Anyway, lesson learnt for next time!
PS. To all my lovely subscribers – sorry about the accidental email on Saturday. I was actually trying to be organised for once and write my post early!
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup LSA (linseed, sunflower seed & almond meal)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g chopped hazelnuts
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Melt butter and chocolate together in a small bowl. In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, sugar and beat well until pale????
3. Add chocolate and butter to egg mixture and continue mixing. Add flour, LSA, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and mix until just incorporated. Lastly, add chopped hazelnuts and stir through mixture.
4. Pour onto a lightly greased baking tray and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes (or until you can start to smell brownies throughout the house!).