Chocolate Brownies

Brownies, also known as Chocolate Brownies, are a firm chocolate cake normally found in restaurants, but we show you how to make them at home.


The Chocolate Brownie is strictly a hard, unraised cake with some similarity to American style Cookies (soft biscuits) and slightly fudge like. They are the quintessential American treat, soft and chewy and very sweet.


The chocolate brownie was invented in America in the late nineteenth century as a form of cake and in the early 20th century changed to became more like a fudge than before. This type of brownie has persisted until the present and is the form of the sweet known in New Zealand.

In New Zealand Chocolate brownies are normally served with whipped cream or yoghurt and eaten as an accompaniment to coffee for afternoon tea or morning tea where they can be a lighter alternative to a cake or torte.


As long as you carefully follow the instructions they are relatively easy for the home baker to create and Auckland's own baker Tessa Clement has given us this recipe for Mocha Chocolate Brownies.

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