Chocolate and Macadamia Brownies

    Chocolate and Macadamia Brownies

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    Rich and moist dark chocolate brownies that are ideal for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion...or for a night in front of the telly with the girls. For Valentine's Day you can use a biscuit cutter to make an arrangement of heart-shaped brownies to share with your sweet-toothed loved one.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 250g dark cooking chocolate, broken into pieces
    • 2/3 cup (165g) butter
    • 4 eggs, lightly whisked
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) sour cream
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cups (345g) caster sugar
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 cup macadamia nuts, cut into quarters

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Line a 25 x 25 cm baking tray with baking paper.
    2. In a saucepan over low heat, melt together the dark chocolate and butter. Whisk the mixture with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended and whisk in eggs, sour cream, vanilla essences, sugar and flour until thoroughly combined. Stir in the macadamia nuts and pour the batter into the prepared baking tray.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top forms a cracked crust, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in the pan about 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.

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    Reviews (2)

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    Very very easy to make and absolutely delicious! They got even better after a couple of days in the fridge. Next time I am going to add cherries for some further depth to the flavour! - 22 Aug 2010

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I haven't tried it yet but I am certain that cherries would make these brownies even better. You could add hazelnuts to the mix also or even dried cranberries at Christmas time! - 22 Aug 2010

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