Honestly, can you beat a good brownie when you need a chocolate fix?!
I’m not sure you can!
Now normally I would tell a nice story about making these with the children and about how much fun we had, but I have a feeling if you’re reading this you actually really just want the recipe!
So, here you go:
What you need:
- 150g (5oz) unsalted butter
- 300g (11oz) caster sugar
- 200g (7oz) dark chocolate
- 3 large eggs
- 100g (3.5oz) self-raising flour
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Handful of chocolate chips
What you do:
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees (gas mark 4) and grease and line a cake tin (one that’s about 20in square).
- In a large pan melt together the butter, sugar and chocolate.
- Once all that’s melted and mixed together, stir in the eggs and then the flour and cocoa powder.
- Pour the mix into the cake tin and then sprinkle over the chocolate chips.
- Bake for just over 20 mins and then check to see how it’s looking. You want it so it’s just set to get the right fudgy texture, so you need to check every now and then to get it right. In my oven it takes about 28 minutes to get it just right.
- Once it’s looking good, take it out of the oven and leave it to cool before cutting into pieces.
- Sprinkle with some icing sugar if you want to make them look even prettier.
- Eat. And eat and eat and eat.
These brownies are nice and simple, and so, so good just as they are.
But I’m already thinking of things I can add to have a bit of variety now and then.
Here are some of my plans:
- A layer of After Eight mints in the middle of the batter. And then some sort of minty glaze on the top. Oh yes.
- More chocolate chunks stirred through the batter. Some white and dark chocolate would be good.
- Some fudge chunks mixed in with the batter.
- Little bits of reese’s pieces stirred in, and then a layer of peanut buttery goodness on the top.
Do you like your brownies classic and simple or are you a more-the-merrier kind of person when it comes to yummy additions?!
Leave me a comment and let me know!