Our last recipe, cherry chocolate brownies, was a hit! I still had some ingredients left over so I decided I would make some super simple dark chocolate brownies. The method is slightly different to our cherry brownies, but I think I prefer this new version.
These delicious brownies only take around 10 minutes to prepare, and 25-30 minutes in the oven – easy!
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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
Servings: 10 – 15 brownies
Equipment that you’ll need:
Medium bowl (microwavable or heatproof)
Large Mixing Bowl
20cm x 30cm baking tray
200g of plain or dark chocolate
185g unsalted butter
3 large eggs
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
275g golden caster sugar (I used 200g light brown sugar and 75 of regular caster sugar)
- Cut your butter in to small chunks, and add to a heatproof bowl along with your chocolate. I smashed my chocolate first, but you can snap or chop it too. Melt the two together – either over a pan of hot water, or covered with cling film in the microwave.
- It should only take a few minutes for your buttery chocolate mix to turn in to a shiny dark brown goo. Place the chocolate to one side to cool while you prepare the rest of the mixture. At this point, pre-heat your oven to fan 160C/conventional 180C/gas 4 and line the base of your baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Break the 3 eggs in to a large mixing bowl, and add your sugar. Whisk together until the mixture turns lighter in colour and almost doubles in side – this may take a few minutes to do but is vital if you want your brownies to rise.
- If the chocolate mixture has cooled enough, gently poor it in to the eggy mix a little at a time. Use a plastic spatula to gently fold in the chocolate – repeat until you have no chocolate left.
- Sieve your flour and cocoa powder in to the chocolate goo a little at a time. Again, gently fold it in with your spatula – you don’t want to waste the hard work put in to whisking.
- Once all your ingredients are combined, pour it in to your lined baking tray and smooth the top with the spatula. Place in the centre of your oven for around 25 minutes.
- The top should be flaky and the sides should be coming away from the tin; if not then don’t worry, just leave it in the oven for another 5 minutes.
Allow your brownies to cool for a little while before devouring. They’re great with vanilla ice cream!