Brush the inside of the tin with melted butter, then line with a
piece of non-stick baking paper or re-usable liner. Set the oven at 180C, 350F, Gas 4.
Gently melt the chocolate
in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of steaming hot but not boiling water. Remove the bowl from the pan and leave to
cool while making the rest of the mixture.
Beat the butter until creamy then add the sugar and beat well with an electric
mixer or wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. Beat in the vanilla then gradually beat in the eggs, beating well after
Sift the flour and cocoa onto the mixture, then spoon the melted chocolate on top and gently stir together
until thoroughly combined. Stir in the nuts.
Spoon the mixture into the pan and spread evenly.
Bake in the heated
oven for 25 to 30 minutes, then remove from the oven, but do not turn off the oven.
To make the topping beat the butter
with the sugar until very creamy using an electric mixer or wooden spoon. Beat in the cream. Dot the mixture evenly
over the top of the hot brownie mixture (it is not easy to spread) and then scatter over the nuts.
Return the pan to the
oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and run a round-bladed knife around the inside of the pan. Gently
pull out the side of pan to release the brownies. Leave to cool on the base, then cut into 20 pieces. Eat at room
temperature or warm with ice-cream. Best eaten within a week.
After Use wash the pan in warm, soapy water, rinse and dry.
Dishwasher Warning: In common
with many high-quality products, Silverwood bakeware should not be put in a dishwasher as some dishwasher detergents contain
caustic cleaning agents which can attack the surface of the pan.