Hi again,

Yes, yes, I know that everyone has at least 10 different recipes of brownies… but maybe someone only has 9!! So they need this one to complete it! And maybe someone needs a fresh brownie recipe.. so here it is.

I once heard that the brownies were originally made by a librarian who forgot to put baking powder to a chocolate cake!

These are great when you don’t know what to bring to a special occasion, and when you don’t have time! They always taste good.

Here it is the all American, all chocolate, brownie!



  • 2 oz (65 g) unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of (125 grams) of all purpose plain flour
  • 1/2 cup (125 grams) of unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar ( 250 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon and a half of vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream (60 grams)
  • 2/3 (90 grams) of chopped walnuts


1- Preheat the oven to 325ºF (165ºC). Melt the chocolate with the butter in the top of a double boiler ( in Barcelona the double boiler is called el bany Maria). Let is cool a bit.

2- Mix the eggs with the sugar in a large bowl. Mix it during 3 minutes until it gets a light color. Slowly beat in the chocolate mixture. Stir in the vanilla, sift in the flour, mixing well. Stir in the salt, sour cream and walnuts.

3- Pour the batter into a greased 8 inches (20 cm) square cake pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean of the center, around 25-30 minutes.

4- Let it cool


That’s it, fast and vibrant! The key here is that you need to get a 8 inch cake pan to do it, if not, it will not come out as a brownie, and you shall have invented another thing!

The walnuts are optional, not everyone likes them.

You can heat them a little bit before serving and melt a bit more of chocolate and spread it out on top, the result is astonashingly good. And if you want to go over the top, do some vanilla ice-cream to accompany it, then you have a amazing desert! As you can see in the picture.

Soon, I’ll post the vanilla ice-cream recipe!! From scratch!

If anyone has any requests for any recipe, just ask, and I’ll see what I can do.

See you next time!


28 comments on “Brownies

  1. crusader69 says:

    Can you get a recipe for Mississippi Mud? I had it twice and it was similar to brownies and they taste great.


  2. Assia says:

    These look delightful! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I think I just gained 5 pounds by just looking at the picture 😀 delish!

  4. bbaz28728 says:

    Reblogged this on beddyburc and commented:
    Oh, I am definitely gonna reblog this ! Delicious !

  5. Ness says:

    Well I don’t have any recipes for brownies (shame on me!) and these look divine. And so simple too. Pinned to my desserts board! 🙂

  6. you can NEVER have enough brownie recipes. i love them and can definitely recommend pistachios as a tasty alternative to walnuts, mmm, brownies.

  7. Dew says:

    Waiting for the vanilla ice cream recipe!! The brownies look divine!

  8. tuckarella says:

    I am always on the lookout for a great from-scratch brownie recipe and these sound great! How can you go wrong with sour cream? Thanks for checking out my blog!

  9. […] – This blogger had me at brownies with homemade vanilla ice cream. […]

  10. shinoyuki says:

    i love brownie, perhaps i shall try out your recipe provided here, but it seems the flour quantity is missing from your recipe

  11. Food Stories says:

    This looks amazing … gotta try it 🙂

  12. Sinful and yet I am drawn to it instantly. Thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to try these out on my husband =)

  13. Gorgeous looking brownies, not sure if it’s the chocolate ooze or the melty icecream but it looks simply delicious!

    • mattrecepies says:

      It’s a blend. The brownie has to still be warm, so those the melted chocolate. So when you put the ice-cream the outer layers will belnd with the chocolate.

  14. Touch2Touch says:

    Flour measurement is definitely missing! The rest sounds great, so can you please fill in the omission?

  15. homeflair says:

    Brownie recipes are always welcome…the more the very merrier! Thanks for visiting Homeflair 🙂

  16. Sour cream? This sounds good! Thanks for the recipe.

  17. dvplaza says:

    Reblogged this on Relish and commented:
    I’m trying this recipe this weekend! Wish me well!

  18. Out of the ordinary information. Credit on behalf of the info!

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