Recipe of the Month: Yummy Brownies

Warm up this winter with a delicious batch of brownies. Here’s our favourite recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your family and friends.


  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (65g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Optional Ingredients for Extra Flavor:

  • 1/2 cup (90g) chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or almonds)
  • A pinch of espresso powder to enhance the chocolate flavour


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F). Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan with butter or non-stick spray, or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Melt the Butter: In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. You can do this by microwaving it in 20-second intervals until it’s completely melted. Alternatively, you can melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat on the stove.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients: Add the granulated sugar to the melted butter and stir until well combined. The mixture should be smooth and slightly thick. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder until well combined.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in tough brownies. The batter should be thick and smooth.
  6. Optional Add-Ins: If desired, fold in the chocolate chips or chunks and chopped nuts. These add-ins can enhance the flavour and texture of your brownies.
  7. Spread the Batter: Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
  8. Bake: Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. The brownies are done when a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with a few moist crumbs (not wet batter). If you prefer fudgier brownies, bake for a shorter time; for cakier brownies, bake a bit longer.
  9. Cool and Serve: Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Once cooled, cut them into squares and serve. Enjoy your homemade brownies with a glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream for an extra treat.
  10. Storage: Store any leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the brownies for up to 3 months. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag.

Tips for Perfect Brownies:

  • Measure Ingredients Accurately: Baking is a science, so be sure to measure your ingredients carefully to ensure the best results.
  • Don’t Overbake: Keep a close eye on your brownies as they bake. Overbaking can lead to dry, crumbly brownies, so it’s better to check them a bit early.
  • Use Quality Ingredients: High-quality cocoa powder and chocolate can make a big difference in the flavour of your brownies.

By following this comprehensive recipe, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of delicious, homemade brownies that are sure to be a hit with everyone. Whether you enjoy them plain or with your favourite add-ins, these brownies are the perfect winter treat to warm you up and satisfy your sweet cravings.

For more delightful recipes and cleaning tips, be sure to check out our blog at Pure Services. Happy baking!