I don’t know about you, but for me, chocolate is a must when it’s cold outside. These days it has felt like winter here in Azerbaijan, so these walnut brownies were great alongside a hot cup of tea yesterday evening. I’ve shared several brownie recipes in the past here on my blog, but this one has the added flavor of walnuts.
- 3/4 cup (approx. 180 gr.) butter
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder*
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
*the original recipe calls for vanilla extract
Melt your butter and chocolate chips in a double boiler. Allow this mixture to cool while you sift the dry ingredients (cocoa, sugar, flour, baking powder and vanilla). In a separate bowl whisk the 4 eggs with the cooled chocolate butter mixture. Mix in your dry ingredients. Lastly, chop or blend your walnuts before using a spatula to incorporate them into your batter. By the way, make sure your walnuts are cleaned, as the skin can be bitter and harsh. Pour the batter into a square 9×9 inch/22×22 cm. pan; I personally didn’t butter the pan, but simply lined it with parchment paper, as it makes it easier to take the brownies out once they’re baked. Make sure your oven is pre-heated to 350°F/175°C. Bake for about 40-45 minutes. That’s all!
I served my brownies with powdered sugar, but if you bake in warm weather then I definitely recommend some vanilla ice cream – a classic combination! They are a little crunchy on the sides, but soft yet dense on the inside. I wouldn’t recommend this particular recipe if you prefer brownies which are a little gooey on the inside, but otherwise they’re simple yet delicious!
Until next time!