Ultimate Walnut Brownie

    1 hour 15 minutes

    These are wonderfully fattening fudgy brownies packed full of walnuts. They are my favourite brownie to make.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 375g unsalted butter
    • 3 cups (600g) white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 7 eggs
    • 1 1/4 cups (160g) plain flour
    • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 500g chopped walnuts

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line one square baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
    2. In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Remove mixture from heat, let cool and beat in the eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
    3. Sift the flour, cocoa and salt together. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until combined. Stir in the walnuts. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
    4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Do not overbake! These brownies freeze well so that you can enjoy them later.

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    This recipe is similar to one I've had for a couple of years. My comments are as follows: the butter should be melted and cocoa added to that. This cooks the cocoa (like when you boil cocoa to drink).Take off the heat and then put in the sugar. Sugar should not be mixed while the fire is on because it will caramelize and spoil the whole mix. The sugar will still be in granules but that doesn't matter because that gives the brownies top its crust.I think 7 eggs refers to medium sized eggs, while most of us are used to using large eggs for baking.It's okay to add the eggs after this because the sugar has cooled the mix and the eggs won't get accidentally cooked.Should you find the batter slightly lumpy after adding the flour,simply press it against the side of the saucepan with a large wooden spoon to dissolve the lumps.If your oven tends to be a bit hot, reduce the temperature and cook a bit longer. This also reduces the cakey texture.For those who do not like the thickness, simply use a bigger pan. All obstacles overcome, this recipe is really a winner.Enjoy. :-)  -  25 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    They taste great, but the instructions weren't clear enough. They say to remove the butter and sugar from the heat, then add the eggs. HOWEVER, you must let the mixture cool before you add the eggs, or the eggs will cook like egg drop soup when you add them. I had to find that out the hard way.  -  28 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These brownies had a great taste. I did make a few changes like others. I used only 5 eggs, and cooked in a 9/13 pan. I also only cooked them for 35 mins. They were great! I took them to work and they were gone in 20 mins!  -  19 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)