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Sweet Treats: Chocolate Miso Brownies

miso brownies

So you’re a fan of Foxtel’s hit lifestyle show The Great Australian Bake Off but overawed by the elaborate creations in the Bake Off Shed?

Relax, it’s time to dust off the apron and start filling up those baking tins again, thanks to the series’ companion cook-book, chocked full of easy-to-follow recipes.

Here’s just one of our favourites to get you started.


250g unsalted butter

2½ tablespoons shiro miso (white miso)

370g caster sugar

90g cocoa powder

80g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 eggs, lightly beaten

200g milk chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush a 7cm deep, 23cm straight-sided square cake tin with a small amount of the butter, then line with baking paper, extending the paper over the sides to enable easy removal of the cooked brownie later. Gently whisk the miso paste into the remaining melted butter until partly combined.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the sugar, cocoa, flour and baking powder together with a whisk. Add the eggs and butter/miso mix and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Either roughly chop or finely grate the milk chocolate into the mix and stir it all together. (Chopping the chocolate will result in small chunks in the final brownie, whereas grating the chocolate will produce a consistent texture.) Pour the mix into the prepared tin and bake for 55–65 minutes.
  3. Remove from the tin, trim the edges of the brownie slab and then cut into manageable pieces. Allow to cool on a wire rack, then serve.


the great australian bake bake off companion

Extracted from The Great Australian Bake Off Companion (Hachette Australia)

Written by Robyn Foyster

With over 30 years experience as a journalist and TV producer, Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites, and

Robyn was voted one of the 30 most powerful women in media at the 2015 B&T Women In Media Awards.

Previously, Robyn was the Publisher and Editor of Australia's three biggest flagship magazine brands - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea.

Robyn won Editor of the Year at the 2007 Magazine of the Year Award and under her helm The Australian Women's Weekly won the inaugural 2008 Australian Magazine Award for Australia's best mass market magazine and New Idea won the MPA's coveted Magazine of the Year award.

She can be contacted on [email protected]


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