Ask a chef: Port Royale's brownies

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Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Port Royale's brownies


350g butter, melted
3 cups soft brown sugar
5 eggs
3½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup cocoa
1 cup whole almonds
1 block dark chocolate (250g), broken into pieces



Melt butter and mix in sugar and eggs. Mix in sifted flour, baking powder and cocoa. Combine almonds with the chocolate and stir into the mixture.

Spread in a 20x40cm slice tin lined with baking paper, and bake at 180degC for 25 minutes.


Requested by Ange McErlane, of Port Chalmers.

This recipe comes from Sharon Tisdale, of Port Royale Cafe, in Port Chalmers.

• If you have enjoyed a dish in an Otago cafe or restaurant and would like the recipe, write to Ask a Chef, Features, Otago Daily Times, PO Box 181, Dunedin, fax 474-7422, or email, including your name, address and a daytime telephone number, and we will request it.

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