Brownies are such a classic snack-type dessert. And since neither of my friends Nhim or Sumbal had ever had a chance to make them, it seemed like the perfect dish to start with when we got together on good friday. The getting together was half the journey actually, as at the time I lived close enough to Nhim’s house to cycle over. I parked her on the back of my bike, something which she used to do all the time back home, and we rode up to the shops to meet Sumbal. It was probably the hardest I’ve ever laughed while cycling, especially when we saw the bewildered looks on the faces of the people we passed!
This brownie recipe is also thanks to a friend of the family, Marj. She used to teach with my mum, and was good enough to give us a copy of this brownie recipe. I had a lot of fun making it with my two good friends, and we got some excellent photos of the adventure. The above photo was taken and then given to me by Nhim. And she only took this amazing photo with her phone! Thanks Nhim and Sumbal, I had heaps of fun! I hope we can cook together again soon!
Makes: Roughly 20 brownies, Prep: up to 30-35 mins, Cook: 35 mins
- 185g unsalted butter
- 185g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups caster sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup rice flour
- 2/3 cup milk chocolate bits
- 2/3 cup white chocolate bits
- Preheat oven to 170°C, grease slice tin and line with baking paper.
- Over pot of simmering water, in a heatproof bowl, melt butter and dark chocolate. Then set aside to cool slightly.
- Add eggs to sugar and beat until pale and thick. Then fold the chocolate mixture into egg mixture.
- Sift flour and cocoa into mixture and add chocolate bits. Fold until well combined.
- Spread into tin and smooth surface, then cook for 35 minutes.
- Turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.