Brownies and the Snow

Chocolate Horlicks Brownies.




With all the snow that’s been going around it got me in the mood for Brownies. Somehow chocolate always suits cold weather – well any weather, it’s wonderfully versatile good anytime and anywhere (in the bath or in the sand chocolate will always be delicious and appropriate).



Aside from all the snow around the country, I also had to test this recipe out for a styling job. It’s a great recipe and you can find it on the Horlicks website: or below. The site has tons of recipes that use Horlicks, many of which use Horlick’s in crazy ways as in Salmon Goujons with a Horlicks batter.



When I made the brownies I swapped the pecan nuts for hazelnuts (a preference thing)  and dusted them icing sugar (in ode of the snow), but they taste nicer drizzled with melted chocolate as the recipe suggests. One thing I must say, the Horlicks didn’t come through very strong, in actual fact I didn’t really taste the Horlicks — so you could leave the Horlicks out and add an extra 60g of flour in its place.



I was thinking that perhaps if  Iput  Whispers or Chuckles in the recipe I would get that delicious malt flavour that I assume was supposed to come through with the addition of Horlicks –I think I’ll make them again with Chuckles and let you know if that does the trick.




 Brownie recipe


200g dark chocolate, chopped

125g butter (unsalted)

180g brown sugar or castor sugar

120g self-raising flour

150g pecan nuts or walnuts (chopped)

10ml vanilla essence

60g Horlicks Regular, Light or Chocolate

60g cocoa powder

3 eggs

Extra dark chocolate for decorating



Preheat the oven to 160°C

Melt the chocolate and butter over simmering water or in the microwave oven on Medium (50% power) for 2 to 3 minutes

Stir in the sugar, vanilla essence and eggs. Mix well

In a separate bowl, sift the Horlicks, flour and cocoa powder, then add the nuts

Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and stir well

Pour the mixture into a lined 28cm x 18cm pan

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Leave in the pan to cool

Melt the extra dark chocolate and drizzle over the cooled brownies to decorate

Alternatively you can dust the brownies with icing sugar

As a dessert option, serve warm with ice cream





  • Kyly says:

    Mmmmm. Sounds delish, especially with your Chuckles idea. That HAS to be a winner 😉

  • brenda says:

    i saw last sat on dinner divas and i knew you were going to make it to the finals.pls email me the potato recipe.I’ve been looking for a nice recipe and i had that in mind

  • brenda says:

    i’m going to try this brownies recipe I ‘ve been asking for from my cooking friends.i’m not much of a baker but i ‘ve developed great interest now

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