Makes an 18x28cm brownie
The term 'brownie' seems to
encompass quite a range of products - from dense and fudgy to light
and cakey. This one is dense and moist, but still has a fine cakey
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Cut the butter into 3-4 pieces and place in a medium-sized pot
along with the chopped chocolate. Heat over a medium-low heat,
stirring frequently, until chocolate has just melted.
Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the sugar, then break
in the eggs and add the vanilla essence and stir until smooth and
evenly combined. Sift in flours, cocoa powder, guar gum, baking
soda and salt then stir until well combined. Fold in the walnuts
Line an 18x28cm brownie pan with baking paper, then pour in the
brownie mixture. Bake in the middle of the oven for 25-30 minutes
or until a skewer poked in the centre comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5
minutes before removing from the pan and cooling on a rack. Cut as
desired then dust with icing sugar before serving