Jamie Oliver's Chocolate Brownies

This is a recipe that Jack got from his Nintendo game "What's Cooking Jamie Oliver?". There are some great, easy-to-manage recipes on this game. These brownies are just perfect for making with kids.

The boys all love to help and I find it easier to allocate each with their own job - to cut down on rows!!

Jack folding in the melted chocolate and butter into the mixture.

The boys and I had planned to go on a picnic today however once we had the brownies and sandwiches made it had started to rain. We didn't let a little rain ruin our plans so we went as far as the nearest sheltered picnic area. Luckily for us, that's just Mount Temple.

Chocolate Brownies

100g dark chocolate, broken
125g butter
4 large eggs
300g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
1 pinch salt
125g shelled walnuts or pecans

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C(fan) / 390°F / gas mark 6.
2. Grease a 20x20 baking tin fit butter and cut a piece of baking parchment to fit the bottom.
3. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler or bowl over a pan.
4. While melting mix eggs, sugar, flour and salt in a bowl. Add the butter/chocolate mix and the walnuts.
5. Fold together, be careful not to overmix.
6. Pour into the cake tin and cook for 15 - 18 minutes They should have a crust on but still be a bit wobbly.
7. Cool and cut into squares, dust with some icing sugar.