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CAPE TOWN – Over the past few years, my mom and I have searched through countless recipe books and food publications to find the ultimate brownie recipe. Many brownies have fallen, yet only one survived them all.

Here’s the recipe that’s been a family favourite for the past two years:

Makes: 1 dozen (large) or 2 dozen (small)

Ingredients:

2 large eggs
1 1/3 cups cake flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups dark chocolate nibs (choc chips are also fine)
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup softened butter
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup pecans (optional)

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 325°C.
2. In a large bowl, mix the cocoa and baking powder with a third cup of softened butter.
3. Add the boiling water before adding the sugar, eggs and the remaining butter.
4. Add flour a third at a time to prevent any lumps. Once all the flour is mixed in, vanilla, salt, pecans (optional) and the dark chocolate nibs/chips.
5. Pour into a greased 13×9 inch baking pan, greased or lined with baking paper. Bake 35-40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Another trick is to place a skewer in the centre of the and remove. If it comes out clean, the brownies are baked. But do remember that they are choc nibs/chips in the mix.
6. Cool and serve with whipped cream or vanilla or chocolate ice cream and fresh mixed berries.

The Young Independents Team invites you to contribute your Mom’s best recipe and stand a chance to have her recipe featured on our official website.

Submit your mom’s recipes to ashleigh.klein@inl.co.za or saajida.francis@inl.co.za