Delicious rich chocolate brownies recipe, crispy outside and soft, chewy and fudgy inside, just as a brownie should be. Really easy to make.
Oh So Good Brownies! These chocolate brownies really are amazing!
This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our Lovefoodies supporters, and a dear friend of mine, Gerda Rink.
Gerda has made her brownie recipe many times, and each time I have visited Gerda's house, she's always got a supply of her Brownies for sharing! I can tell you now, these are so addictive!
The tops are delicately crispy and then you bite into one and it's just full of brownie goodness! They're nice and chewy inside and rich with chocolate goodness. They really are 'Oh So Good'!
For this brownie recipe, Gerda has added walnuts. I've made this recipe many times and swapped the walnuts for pecans, cashews, and a variety of other nuts over the years.
So feel free to make the recipe your own by adding whatever your favorite nuts are!
Brownies are great for making to give away as gifts, particularly over the Christmas holidays. You can make up a few batches and wrap them in some festive bags or pop them in jars and give them as presents. After all, I think most people love brownies!
Check out our handy Oven Temperature Conversion Guide!
So after a year or so, I've managed to persuade Gerda to share her recipe, so here it is! Please enjoy our Oh So Good Brownies recipe!
Recipe by Gerda Rink
We've got a lot of different brownie recipes so be sure to check them out. there's a flavor to suit everyone from white chocolate, coffee, pecans, and many more! Perfect if you want to make up several different batches over the holidays to give as gifts.
25 - 30 minutes
You will need
8 x 8 (20 cm x 20 cm) pan
Please note, if you choose a larger pan, your brownies won't come out as high as Gerda's!
150 g / 1 cup walnuts
100 g / ⅔ cup dark BAKING chocolate
100 g ½ cup butter
325 g / 1 ½ cups sugar
125 g / 1 cup All Purpose / Plain Flour
2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder unsweetened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
UPDATE: Please note as we are getting some questions about the dark chocolate, please try and use the DARK BAKING CHOCOLATE. It will say it on the packet it is for baking and can be found in the baking section of the shop. The cocoa content and fat content is better suited for baking!
1. Grease and line your 8 inch square baking pan and preheat oven to 175 C / 325 F / Gas 3
2. Beat vanilla, sugar & eggs until light.
3. Melt butter & chocolate in the microwave in 20 second intervals until completely melted. Alternatively, you can melt in a bowl over hot water.
4. Combine flour, salt & cocoa powder and add to egg mixture.
5. Add chocolate & butter, mix well.
6. Break the walnuts with your fingers, I like mine quite chunky and without all the crumbs. Then spoon them into the batter.
7. Pour batter into the baking tin and bake for 30 - 40 minutes.
8. Allow them to cool on a rack and cut into squares after they have cooled.
If you try and cut them whilst they are still hot, they will be too gooey, and you can't cut them nice.
We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our Oh So Good Chocolate Brownies recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!
Oh So Good Brownies
Delicious rich chocolate brownies recipe, crispy outside and soft, chewy and fudgy inside, just as a brownie should be. Easy to make
- 150 g / 1 cup walnuts
- 100 g / ⅔ cup dark BAKING chocolate
- 100 g ½ cup butter
- 325 g / 1 ½ cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 125 g / 1 cup All Purpose, Plain Flour
- 2 Tablspoons Cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- Grease and line your 8 inch square baking pan and pre heat oven to 175 C / 325 F / Gas 3
- Beat vanilla, sugar & eggs until light.
- Melt butter & chocolate in microwave in 20 second intervals until completely melted.
- Combine flour,salt & cocoa powder and add to egg mixture.
- Add chocolate & butter, mix well.
- Break the walnuts with your fingers, I like mine quite chunky and without all the crumbs. Then spoon them into the batter.
- Pour batter into the baking tin and bake for 30 - 40 minutes.
- Allow them to cool on a rack and cut into squares after they have cooled. If you try and cut them whilst they are still hot, they will be too gooey, and you can't cut them nice.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g
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Lovely turned out really well I left out nuts and used a slice tin still rose really well.
Thanks very much for your feedback Gloria! So happy you enjoyed the recipe!
Irene piiksi jahnsensays:
I try this for sure because I love walnuts ?I put some pices of peppermint bar in my brownies and If you like me like the taste of peppermint,try it….. Happy holidays to you all. Irene
That sounds like a lovely addition to the brownies Irene. I would never have thought to add peppermint candy. Thanks so much for writing in and letting us know, and a very Happy Christmas to you and your family too!
What size baking pan?
Hi Alice, it is an 8 x 8 inch pan. Hope that helps! Metric equivalents are also in the recipe(above the ingredients list).
Hi,can I substitute eggs with something?My kids are allergic to eggs!
I would suggest you substitute the eggs for what you normally use when you are baking for your kiddies.
I haven’t tried this recipe without eggs, so unfortunately I am unable to advise you properly for a sub which I know works!
Oh dear GOD! I was trying to be good. I said that I would be good but now, now I have to make these and try them. Yum Yum YUM!
Haha! Hi Tee! Well, my advice if you want to be good, is to freeze some of them then you won’t be able to eat them all at once (because once you start eating these you wont stop!!)
Happy baking friend!
I don’t have the baking chocolate. Can I use chocolate syrup instead?
I have never used Chocolate Syrup with a batter before so I can’t say how it will turn out in the brownies. I imagine the syrup is not the same as the chocolate when it is melted and perhaps ‘stickier’? You can always try say have the recipe to see if it will work, or maybe wait until you can get hold of the baking chocolate as I would say the chocolate really is what makes these brownies so good.
Please do let me know how they turn out if you try the recipe using syrup.
How do I wait for them too COOL! That’s going to be the hardest part of all! So want to make these right now. May have to use pecans (as I have them here now) or no nuts so kiddos can take them to school! (nut free school!)
haha!!! Patience is for sure what you need for them to cool Jen! You could split the batch and do half nuts and half without! ….or make TWO batches :)
Please enjoy!!! They are very rich so go steady on them!!! I only managed 2 pieces in one go, even though I wanted more! They really are amazing!
Made them! Waited forever to cool! Well, maybe a little exaggerated and then ate 3!!!!!! So far! Very yummy! Did this batch nut free for now! Next might add dome pecans and caramilk bar pieces like my recipe from the Bridge Lover’s Cookbook to make turtle brownies! Hmm brownies!
haha! So glad you finally got to eat them and they turned out good! Your new twist sounds great Jen, looking forward to your next update on the ‘turtle’ brownies!
hi hun if you leave nuts out do you need to add anything x
Hi Cate, not, you can just leave them out with no extra ingredients needed :)
thank you hun wanted to make them for a kids party x
I’m sure they will LOVE them!
I made the recipe today and it is Wonderful! Delicious! Easy! Thank you very much for sharing this amazing recipe!!!
Hi! from Mexico
Ahhhh thank you so much for the update! I was wondering how and if you enjoyed the brownies! So pleased everyone enjoyed them!
Does the recipe not have a leavening agent? like baking powder or baking soda? Just wondering :)
Hi Pilar, everything you need is right there in the recipe, so don;t worry! You can trust that it will turn out just as the photo so long as you follow the recipe. Many many people have tried it and can say it certainly works!
ok, thank you very much! I am going to make it :)
That’s great to hear Pilar! Please enjoy!
Your recipe is amazing! It’s like molten, fudgey sin! I had to sub semisweet baker’s squares for half of the dark chocolate; it’s what I had in the pantry. They still turned out utterly decadent. I will be using this recipe again. Pardon me while I go eat another one (or two). #^ o ^# ~<3
Yes!!!!! Way to go! I told you they were ‘oh so good’!!! Thanks very much for trying and enjoying the recipe :) Happy days!
So going to make these! However, I see on the temperature section that you have 325 then you have /Gas 3…is the temperature for a gas stove/oven supposed to be different?
Hi Beth, the gas temperature is what is used in European ovens, officially called Gas Mark 3, the temperature you need to go by if you are US is the Fahrenheit one, so that would be 325. Europe go by Gas Mark and Celsius, so that’s why I have 3 different temperatures on the recipe!
Ok. I did not know that. Thank you for the explanation. :) Looking forward to giving this a try!
These were awesome!
Glad you enjoyed them Audra!
I think I am addicted to this page! This is the fourth recipe I have tried in 2 weeks. When they are done I will give an updated review.
Hi Audra! So happy you are enjoying the recipes. Please feel free to pop over to our Facebook page when you have any updates or photos of your creations! Would love to see them and it will be easier for me to give reaction and guidance if needed via Facebook. Enjoy our recipes!
Not a huge fan of dark chocolate. Can I use semi sweet or milk chocolate with the same results?
yes, any chocolate is fine carey :)
If I double the recipe can I bake it in a 9×13 pan ?
Hi SHirley, I think that should be fine, the brownies may not fill the pan as high as the original recipe, but only by a little less in height due to the pan being larger that what Gerda used. So I would advise to reduce the cook time a little , say 5 minutes less, just to be sure! They are wonderful brownies!