Monday, 14 November 2011


Who doesn't love brownies?  They are little chocolaty pieces of heaven and they are so easy to make!

200g dark chocolate
175g unsalted butter
325g caster sugar
130g plain flour
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas Mark 3.
Line a 33 x 23 x 5cm baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (ensure the base of the bowl does not touch the water in the pan).  Stir until the butter and chocolate has completely melted.  Remove from the heat and if the bowl is big enough, add the sugar and flour.  If the bowl isn't big enough, add the melted mixture to a larger bowl containing the flour and sugar and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated (remember to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula) then add the eggs.  When all the ingredients have been combined, pour or spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tray.  Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until flaky on top but still soft in the centre.  Leave the brownies in the tray to cool completely.  Once cooled you can slice the brownies into squares or bars.  To finish you can dust with icing sugar or just leave them plain.

To make your brownies super chocolaty you can always stir in some chocolate chips before you pour the mixture into the baking tray.  Yum!!