Chocolate walnut brownies
A love of cooking shows no signs of abating for this kid in the kitchen. In her yellow apron, with the ingredients for her next batch of chocolate walnut brownies lined up on the kitchen bench, Julia Odelli looks like Martha Stewart in miniature. "I'm more into desserts but I still like cooking an actual meal," says the 11-year-old, who cooks a few times a week.
Photo: Natalie Boog
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- 200g dark cooking chocolate
- 125g butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup self-raising flour
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 180C. Chop the chocolate into pieces of about 2-3 centimetres. Chop the butter and add it to the chocolate.
On low heat on the stove, melt the mixture without it bubbling. Remove the mixture from the heat and carefully fold in the brown sugar. Add eggs, stirring carefully. Slowly sift in the flour and fold it into the mixture. Add milk, mixing it in completely. Add chopped walnuts.
Pour the mixture into a greased medium-sized baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for five minutes, then turn onto a wire rack until cool and slice into squares. Dust with icing sugar.