175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour

225g/8oz Butter or Margarine (room temperature)

125g/4oz Chocolate

325g/12oz Caster Sugar

2 Teaspoons Vanilla Essence

4 Eggs (beaten)

100g Packet Shamrock Chopped Walnuts

Pinch of Salt

½ Teaspoon Baking Powder


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F/Gas 3. Lightly grease an oblong brownie tin. 25cm/10” x 15cm/6”. Small roasting tin would also do.
  2. Melt the butter or margarine and chocolate together over a low heat.
  3. Remove from heat, add the sugar and mix well.
  4. Add vanilla essence, eggs and chopped walnuts.
  5. Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder together and gently stir into chocolate mixture.
  6. Pour into prepared tin and bake for about 40-50 minutes until crusty on top.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool, cut into brownies.