Alex's mega brownies

Alex's mega brownies

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 16-20

Ten-year-old Alex from London shares this recipe for easy, really rich brownies

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze un-iced only
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
164
protein
2g
carbs
19g
fat
9g
saturates
5g
fibre
0g
sugar
14g
salt
0.16g

Ingredients

  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 75g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp mixed white and milk chocolate chips
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 75g full-fat soft cheese

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 20cm square brownie tin with baking parchment. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric whisk, then add the eggs one by one. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, and add the milk. Mix everything together, then stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon into the tin and level the top.
  2. Bake for 30 mins, or until the top is set, then cool completely. To make the topping, melt the milk chocolate, cool a little, then mix it with the soft cheese. Spread over the cooled brownies and cut into small squares – these are very rich.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

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emsomafa's picture

I usually don't like brownies because they are too heavy, BUT those are so delicious and light in comparison (only poured half of the icing). I loved them, as did my six-year-old daughter and her friend.
I wanted to bake some more of those yesterday. Having no more cocoa powder I just tried with what I had and replaced it by 50g ground almonds. The result may not be as chocolaty as the actual recipe but tastes great.

inkedpixi's picture

I've never made brownies before and I found the recipe easy to use and you use minimal ingredients. They taste amazing and I was able to cut it into 30 pieces! I don't think that they need the extra topping but you could easily substitute the chocolate drops for: Smarties, bits of Mars bar, crushed Malteasers the list is absolutely endless! Thank you Alex for this amazing recipe!

theewok's picture

One word!!! WOW! Made these for my cousins when they came for lunch and they loved them! Made them again for friends who came for dinner and they loved them! Made them again for a lunch I went to and everyone there loved them!!! These brownies never fail

karinb543's picture
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Easy to make and they taste so good!

Zoe N's picture
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Made these yesterday, first time I've ever found a recipe myself and made it all on my own, and they were perfect! Even my dad liked them, and he usually always has a criticism when I try and make something, so that shows how wonderful this recipe is. Makes gorgeous brownies, even though I didn't add the topping, thank you Alex :)

bumblebeeje's picture

I personally think these Brownie's are excellent, well done Alex!
They use less butter and less chocolate than some other recipes but the result is great, moist and very chocolately.
I didn't put the icing on top, just a Smartie as gooseberrycrumble suggested and they look great.
When I make them again I think I will try adding some chopped walnuts....
Easy to make, give them a go.

gooseberrycrumble's picture

Yet to taste them myself but apparently they're yummy! Cut them into 20. Would look nice with a Smartie on each one, I think!

davidfi61's picture
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Just out of this world, give it a try you won't be sorry

moonpop's picture
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Perfect and simple, the boys enjoyed it!

iansuerobertson's picture
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Brilliant recipe, which everyone loves. I added the finely grated zest of an orange to the cake mix and instead of milk chocolate for the icing, I used chocolate orange segments.

irishgilly's picture
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These Brownies are so yummy! Very quick & easy to make. Think they'd be good without the icing too :)

holliewebb's picture
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absolutely gorgeous, even without the topping

beckydolman89's picture
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These brownies are absolutely delicious and its a recipe from a ten old too, you would never believe it when you try them. yummy yummy! i have now made my 5th batch is as many days...good work Alex

yummamamma's picture
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Made this 3x so far - says it all.
My husband is not a sweet tooth kinda person but he only eats this n finished thewhole tray and I had to bake him another one.

mazzyb's picture
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Too rich after the icing..

flirtinflight's picture
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Made these twice now but both times haven't managed to put the icing on. Very lovely brownies though.

harry2009's picture
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Absolutely delicious, icing is yum yum, so easy to make to.
Well done Alex.

matrioski's picture
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i made it for a few guests the other day and it all went really well!

bethocallaghan's picture
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Nice - but maybe need a smaller tin as they weren't very deep.

katematthews1981's picture
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Yum Yum Yummy Yum!! I made these for my son's 2nd birthday party. They went down fantastically!!

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