I've been making this brownie recipe for about 5 years now. It is the best one I've found. If I'm short of time the Betty Crocker Low Fat Brownie Mix is probably the best commercial brownie packet mix, but when I have a little bit of time and want the delicious squidgy fudginess of real, home baked from scratch brownies... this recipe is the way to go. The original recipe called for half of these ingredients, but my adjustments below make enough mixture to fill a lamington/slice pan.
Be prepared for the most DELICIOUS brownies ever!
Preheat your oven to 180oC (or 160oC for fan forced)
Grease a lamington / slice tray or line with baking paper
2 cups white sugar
1 cup self raising flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup melted butter (175g)
Mix all ingredients together well and pour into your prepared pan.
Spread out using the back of a spoon.
Bake for 30 minutes or until edges and centre are just firm and spring back slightly to touch.
Chill in fridge before cutting into squares and dusting with icing sugar.
Makes approximately 24 brownie squares (depending how big you cut them of course!)