How to make brownies

I’m enjoying the rhythm of baking on Sundays. I’m tagging my masterpieces with #sundaybakingsunday on Instagram, and hoping people might find a little inspiration to get into their kitchens and make something a bit more fun that school lunches or a weeknight dinner. 

One of my fellow Blog With Pip students, Carolyn of, suggested I bake something chocolate-y this week, and Donna Hay’s standby brownies came immediately to mind. They’re quick, simple and delicious – every single time!

The thing I really enjoy about baking is how simple ingredients, just six in this case, combine to make something so different from what they are when they’re just flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa, butter and vanilla extract.

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Here’s Donna talking about this recipe – watching her show really opened my eyes to what a great cook she is. Just goes to show that food that looks fantastic, can actually be quite simple to prepare. I like Donna’s food philosophy – fast, fresh and simple (she even encourages store-bought ‘cheats’ which is great when you’ve got other places, aside from slaving away over a hot stove, to be).

So, another Sunday is almost done, which means there’s a sink full of dishes to do – but before that, I think I’ll enjoy another brownie and a cup of coffee.

How’s your kitchen looking? Let me know if you’ve got any great recipes you’d like to share.




8 thoughts on “How to make brownies

  1. These look simply divine! I’ve been cooking up paleo zucchini and carrot muffins because *sigh* I have to start losing weight for our daughter’s upcoming wedding and I need to be healthy. therefore, chocolate is off the menu for a while. Therefore, I will just drool over yours x


  2. I love Donna Hay’s brownies! I have been making her white choc chip brownies for a gazillion years! I always have the ingredients ready in the pantry for an emergency chocolate fix. Thanks for reminding me about them – I haven’t made them for a while. I’ll add them to this week’s baking list!


  3. Oooh. They look yummy. We baked today too! We made jam drop muffins! Have you ever made these? Just used a basic plain muffin recipe, half fill the muffin cases pop a teaspoon of jam in (you wouldn’t believe the difference home made jam makes) and then finish filling the muffin cases! Yummola!


    • Hi Cat, I haven’t tried jam drops, they sound good. Don’t know if I’m at home made jam stage, maybe I’ll have to visit a local farmers’ market for that special ingredient. Thanks for the suggestion. Cheers.


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