5 June 2006

Brownies that count

Today Peter had fun Maths work. He made brownies from the recipe in his Saxon Maths book.
With a little help from one of our South Georgia friends, we worked out that a "square" of unsweetened chocolate is actually a 2 inch square. To us a square of chocolate is pictured here in front of the plate of brownies. Phew. Lucky we had someone to translate.

2 x 2in (5cm) squares chocolate (80gm/3oz)
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt chocolate and butter.
Beat the eggs and add sugar.
Add the chocolate and butter and beat.
Add flour and baking powder and beat.
Add vanilla.
Bake in greased 8" (20cm) dish
Bake at 300F (150C) for 55 minutes (Don't preheat the oven)

Peter did very well and the brownies are chewy, tasty and probably not low fat. We doubled the recipe and it worked fine in a 9" x 13" tray (Lamington tray). And we ignored the walnuts in the recipe.

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