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Made with storecupboard essentials and just the right portion for 2 people these are (delicious) budget brownies that will be ready in just 15 minutes. 

I grew up in a home where I was one of four sweet tooths (or is that teeth?), so having chocolate ‘lying around’ never happened. But the 9 pm chocolate cravings are real, and when you’re tight on time or cash, this recipe is your hero because let’s be honest, we can’t always use 500g of chocolate in a brownie recipe. This cheap-‘n-cheerful recipe is courtesy of my childhood best friend,  Tammy. It’s not fancy or frilly but when you need chocolate, it will hit the sweet spot. You will probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard and if you have a few nuts or chocolate chips, on hand, then the brownies will only be better! 

This recipe is extracted from my cookbook ‘Chocolate’ which you can purchase at HERE or at all major bookstores. 

Broke Brownies for Two
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 large egg, at room temperature
  2. 75 g (125 ml) white sugar
  3. 45 g (45 ml) salted butter or margarine, melted
  4. 2,5 ml (½ tsp) vanilla extract or essence
  5. 15 g (30 ml) The Kate Tin Cocoa Powder
  6. 50 g (85 ml) cake flour
  7. 1,25 ml (¼ tsp) baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C (160° for fan-forced). Grease and line a standard loaf tin.
  2. Beat the egg and sugar together until pale, then add the melted butter and vanilla. Sift the dry
  3. ingredients into the same bowl and whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour into the lined loaf tin and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the top is firm and cracked – a cake skewer inserted into the middle should come out with a few crumbs stuck to it. Allow to cool slightly, then cut into squares to serve.
Notes
  1. Toasted nuts, chocolate chips, cherries, marshmallows, cinnamon, chilli – any of these ingredients can level-up these brownies.
The Kate Tin https://thekatetin.com/