Wednesday 31 August 2011

How to: cheat at baking brownies

I am a little ashamed at how lazy I have been. Brownies are really ridiculously easy to make. There is no excuse.

But hey, I was in the shop and thinking about baking something as a team reward (they have been stars all festival) but I was knackered and couldn't be bothered (er, sorry team). Then I saw this.

Oh, go on then.

It's super easy. Pour brownie "mix" into bowl, add egg, water and oil. Stir until it is fairly smooth (a couple of lumps are fine).

You could just stick it in a dish and bake from this, but I decided to put a little bit of effort in (ha) and jazz them up a little. First walnuts...

Then marshmallows (plus a separate dish with no marshmallows for my veggie friends).

& chocolate drops on top of both. This is so indulgent it makes me feel a bit ashamed. I promise to not eat them all. They are for SHARING, it is okay.

Bake for 20(ish) minutes, make sure it isn't too gloopy (a knife should come out clean near the edge, but can be sticky in the middle) and leave to cool.

Tada! These aren't well-behaved-cut-into-equal-rectangles brownies. They are gooey, messy, lovely, reward brownies. MMM. Well done Betty Crocker!


  1. Those look amazing! Send some over here, would you?:) x

  2. Ha, thanks. They were really lovely, made me feel less bad about using a box mix! x

  3. mmm, they look amazing! got a brownie craving now..hehe
    xo Elly @

  4. Oh my lord - this mix is amazing. Looks like yours turned out super tasty!

    Helen, x

  5. Yes, this is basically a GLOWING recommendation for brownie box mixes! x

  6. wow, looks very yummy.. mouthwatering!

  7. Love the food! You’re amazing. This menu is fantastic:) It sure will help everyone who’s looking for a perfect menu like this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  8. Nice recipe, this is really yummy. There is nothing to argue about. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it. thank you for sharing this recipe..


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