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Chocolate Brownies

Most women get cravings for all kinds of weird food when they are pregnant. I seem to have the opposite reaction - and go off the things that I normally crave.

I'm off chocolate at the moment, even my mum's chocolate brownies (which ordinarily I love).

Anyway, for those of you who are not off chocolate, here's the recipe. I look forward to March when my taste buds will hopefully return to normal.

• 440g caster sugar
• 50g cocoa
• 50g melted butter
• 4 eggs
• 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
• 100g plain flour (sifted)
• 300g white or brown chocolate chips
• 250g unsalted macadamia nuts

Whip together the sugar, cocoa, butter, eggs and vanilla; fold in sifted flour;add chocolate chips and nuts; bake in tin or Pyrex dish for 30 minutes at 170C.

Enjoy with a mug of hush hot chocolate!