In the quest for a quick and egg-less baked good to take to a friend’s lunch, I was put on to this delectable brownie recipe. I made it for a second time today, and took out the ‘chewy’ component (Rolos – which are also amaze to use) of the original recipe and replaced them with walnuts.

The brownies are very easy to make, and sure to win over crowds wherever they make an appearance.

I thought this would be a good first recipe to blog as part of my new year’s resolution to blog a whole lot more in 2012!


150g unsalted butter

200g good quality dark chocolate (roughly chopped)

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

395g tin of condensed milk

1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

2. Combine the self-raising flour, brown sugar and dessicated coconut in a mixing bowl.

3. Melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water (making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the surface of the water below it).

4. Add the melted chocolate and condensed milk to the flour, sugar and coconut mixture.

5. Stir through the walnuts until the batter is thoroughly combined.

6. Grease a lamington pan/ baking pan (20*20 cm) and line with baking paper.

7. Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 25 mins until lightly browned.

8. Cool and slice the brownies while they are in the pan to serve.