Recipe Book: Chocolate Brownies

Since we are all looking for things to do over lockdown periods (sourdough starters, anyone?), I figured I’d introduce a new feature to my blog, in which I post my favourite recipes (for cakes and such, obviously). And I’m starting today!

I made people on twitter vote between four of my favourites first up, and they selected chocolate brownies (which, personally, I might not have gone for over ginger biscuits but you do you twitter). So let’s go.

P.S. I’m using UK measurements and names for things.

P.P.S. yes, 200g of chocolate is correct. Trust me.

The Ingredients

  • 200g plain chocolate
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 300g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g plain flour
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • nuts (optional)
  • white chocolate chips (optional)

The Recipe

Oven temp: gas mark 4/350F/180C.
Cook time: 25 mins.

Preheat oven. Grease and line baking tin.

Break chocolate into saucepan and add butter. Melt together, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

In a second bowl, beat eggs and add sugar and vanilla extract. Stir ingredients together until just combined.

Fold (important!!) melted chocolate into the sugar mixture, then fold in the flour mixture.

Fold in nuts (if desired).

Spoon mixture into tin. Sprinkle with white chocolate chips (if desired) and bake for 25 minutes or until fork comes out clean when you poke it.

Allow to cool in tin before cutting into squares.

I hope this is all clear, and let me know how it goes should you decide to make it!

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