Ok, I admit it is rather early in the year and too close since Christmas to be tempting with Brownies, but I am a weak mother... When Our Boy asked for Brownies after a he had been for a long run, I couldn't deny him.
I found this recipe on the back of an American corn flour box and it does not contain any other flour. I made some alterations to the recipe (as I often do) and the Brownies turned out very tasty and chewy and seemed lighter than my regular recipe. I suggest you mix all by hand to avoid getting too much air into the mixture. You want it gooey and somewhat heavy.
150 gram butter
100 gram chocolate - roughly chopped (the recipe actually called for 200gram, but there is a limit!)
180 gram light brown sugar (again the recipe called for 200 gram, but you will never miss these 20 grams)
2 eggs, beaten
few drops of vanilla extract
50 gram cornflour
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
a handful of chopped almonds or hazelnuts (optional)
Melt the butter and half of the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water
Mix the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract
Mix the sugar/egg/vanilla mixture with the melted butter/chocolate
Sift in the corn flour/salt/baking powder
Mix in the rest of the chopped chocolate and the nuts
Bake in a small lined tin (18 cm square, for instance)
on 180 degrees for approx 50 mins (check that it doesn't burn on top)
Let the brownies cool in the tin before your remove the lining and cut into squares.
I admit Our Boy did not eat all of the Brownies by himself...
I am now going for a brisk walk!