AUTHENTIC AMERICAN BROWNIES

This family and friends favourite is quick and easy to make.

1/2 cup oil (I use Rice Bran oil)
1 cup sugar
1 teasp. vanilla essence
2 eggs
1/2 cup unsifted plain flour
3 heaped tablesp. cocoa powder
1/4 teasp.baking powder
1/4 teasp. salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Blend oil, sugar and vanilla
Add eggs, mix well using a wooden spoon
In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt
Gradually blend into egg mixture
Stir in nuts if desired
Spread into a lined slice tin
Bake at 180 degrees for 25 minutes or until brownie begins to pull away from the edges of the tin
Cool completely and lift out with the liner, turn onto a board and cut into squares (12 pieces)
DO NOT CUT IN TIN

Advise: Make a double lot as I bet you will be asked for more
They keep well in the freezer. Great stand by

Watch them disappear, Annelies