Thursday, July 19, 2007

Moosewood Fudge Brownies

Firstly I have no idea why they are called Moosewood Fudge Brownies, but boy do they taste good, one of the best brownies I've tasted. And the great part is that to make them was so unbelievably easy. I will be making these again and again for sure.


250g butter, softened, not melted
155g dark chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour


Preheat oven to 180C.

Cream the butter, light brown sugar and eggs. Add vanilla extract. Beat in the melted, cooled chocolate and plain flour. I modified the recipe by adding 1 cup of roasted cashew nuts.

Spread into a buttered 23 x 33cm baking pan. Bake 20-30 minutes.

One batch makes about 24 brownies.

I used dark (40% cocoa) cooking chocolate and found the flavour just right. I think using 70% cocoa chocolate would make the brownies too bitter, but if you prefer that, do whatever you wish.

The brownies are nice and moist and taste so good. I felt that the nuts really added an extra flavour to them so I recommend you put them in. I also melted some white chocolate and drizzled that on top, again to add another dimension to the flavour. All up, this is one great brownie and so simple I will never pay $2.50 for another store bought brownie again.


  1. I suspect the Moosewood bit means that the recipe originated from the Moosewood collective and vegetarian restaurant based in Ithaca, NY. They've put out many good vego cookbooks, you can even find them tucked away in many Aussie bookshops.

    Moosewood or not, the brownies look chocolicious! :-)

  2. T. Do cooked food???

    That's amazing. he's normally too stuffed or can't be bothered to get his black ass off the sofa

  3. Cindy, thanks for that info, now the name makes more sense. The brownies are so delicious that they are all gone already. I'm just about to make another batch now.

    Anonymous, I only cook desserts since I love to eat them.

  4. I love a good brownie! Thanks for the recipe :)

  5. You're more than welcome Truffle. We have to spread the food word so that more people know about good food.

  6. People DO know about good food. They just don't hear it from you.