Nut Brownies

Great in lunch boxes or picnic hampers, few can resist these fantastic nut brownies.


  • 340 g unsalted butter (melted)
  • 680 g caster (superfine) sugar
  • 540 g 70% cocoa dark (bittersweet) chocolate (melted)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 150 g plain (all –purpose) flour
  • 150 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 100 g whole hazelnuts, chopped
  • 100 g flakes (slivered) almonds


  1. Soften the butter in a bowl with a spatula, and add the sugar and melted chocolate. Slowly beat in the eggs and vanilla essence.
  2. Sift the flour and cocoa powder together and fold into the wet mixture.
  3. Add the nuts and pour into a lightly greased 24cm (9 1/2 inch) square roasting tin. Bake on the middle shelf for 40 minutes.
  4. To test it is cooked, gently push a knife through the centre – it should come away clean. Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool.
  5. Cut into 14 squares.


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