A short holiday and some Quick and easy brownies

I just got back from a blissful 5 days in the hills.

Every meal I ate consisted of portions of food that in any other place would be enough to feed at least five adults.

I stared in amazement at beautiful mountains and dark trees.

Told a few monkeys and at least one gorgeous butterfly how I was feeling.

Went on long drives through winding roads and felt alive. Saw some breathtaking sights.

Drank out of these darling mini bottles. Aren’t they just the perfect size?

Spent time with my baby cousins and realized they’re growing into wonderful people. Made me wish I could slow down time a little.

The problem is I’m back now and it’s back to the grind.

I’m not complaining really – but that’s because of these divine, dark, delicious things.

Will you look at them? I know you can’t compare it to a beautiful misty mountain, but I promise this tastes better 😉

So easy to put together, these dark brownies will put you in a holiday mood no matter where you are.

Make some today and be transported!

Quick and Easy brownies
Recipe from: Donna Hay

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Serves: 10


150g butter
275g caster sugar
75g cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
75g flour, sifted


1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Place the butter, sugar, and cocoa powder in a pan over low heat and stir until the butter has melted. Pour into a bowl and add the vanilla and eggs (one at a time), whisking well. Add the flour to the mixture and whisk to combine.
2. Spoon the mixture into a 20cm-square cake tin lined with baking paper. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until centre is just set. Cool in tin and cut into squares to serve.

Here’s a bonus picture of me goofing around. Thank you Dad for patiently taking pictures of me while I danced around tall trees. (Some of the other pictures are taken by him too.)

7 thoughts on “A short holiday and some Quick and easy brownies

  1. I am more of a yogurt oil and melted chocolate girl when it comes to brownies. Very Alton Brown of me, but that is what floats my boat.

  2. Makes me want to take a break RIGHT NOW, steal your brownies and run away to the mountains (I prefer the brownies you make to the ones I would :D) xxx

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