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The best Cacao Brownies

This one is our favourite tried and tested recipe for perfect chewy and rich chocolate brownies. Made with our very own Peruvian organic cacao powder.

cacao brownies
photo: Craig

Recipe: Rich Cacao Brownies

Yield: 12-16 pieces

Ingredients

Cooking instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F / 175 degrees C.
  2. Grease an 8 inch square pan.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter on low heat, make sure it doesn’t burn. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Now gradually add in the dry ingredients: cacao powder, flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder and beat in until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Bake for approx 25 mins, check to see if done and make sure it’s not overcooked. Your brownie should have a nice glaze on top and a chewy yet fluffy centre.
  6. That’s it!

We really like the simplicity of this recipe as it creates delicious brownies every time, and the flavour of the cacao really shines through like no other. Take care with measurements and substitutions. We advise only to substitute flavour related ingredients (like the vanilla or cinnamon), not any of the others. Baking is as much a science as an art, and too much change will create a wrong brownie.

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