Saffron's Brownies

Saffron's Brownies

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Cooking time

Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes, plus cooling time

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 24

A gooey and delicious treat

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Without topping
Nutrition info

Nutrition per square

kcalories
383
protein
4g
carbs
40g
fat
24g
saturates
14g
fibre
1g
sugar
30g
salt
0.39g

Ingredients

  • 375g good-quality dark chocolate
  • 375g butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 225g plain flour

For the topping

  • 140g good-quality dark chocolate
  • 50g butter, cut into pieces
  • icing sugar for dusting

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Method

  1. Butter and line a 30cm x 21cm tin. Preheat the oven to fan 160/conventional 180/gas 4. Break up the chocolate with the butter and melt in the microwave on Medium for about 5 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  2. Beat the sugar and eggs in a bowl. Stir in the melted chocolate, add the flour and beat well. Pour into the tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top looks papery and feels slightly wobbly. Leave to cool in the tin.
  3. Break up the chocolate with the butter and melt in the microwave on Medium for about 1 minute. Stir until smooth then spread over the cake. Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2004

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juicyjo's picture

I love this recipe, it's great to take to social gatherings/parties. I always use half dark/half milk chocolate, as I find all dark chocolate too rich. I think adding nuts, could work well. Next time I may try adding walnuts or peacans.

Kids Can Cook 2's picture

poo cakes?

shakila1's picture

first time i've made brownies and these came out delicious! lovely and gooey with crunchy top. left out the topping as some suggested but added white chocolate chips, yum! everyone loved them.

Gracienelz's picture

I definetly recommend this! It turned out exacltly how to recipe said it would! I agree with the other comments it would be to sickly with the topping so I left it out aswell.

Jeo4550's picture

Love this recipe. It's my go to recipe if I fancy something chocolate-y. I do, however, use milk chocolate over dark as it is too rich when using dark chocolate.

missgiller's picture

Amazing recipe - my brownies turned out really yummy - however I ended up making mixing all the ingredients together first and I used a rubber baking tray. Will definitely use this recipe again.

well_preserved's picture
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For some reason my rating appeared as 1 star not 5!!!

well_preserved's picture
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Made these today and am very pleased with the results. Like some other reviewers, I didn't add the topping as the brownie is already very rich. This is a good basic brownie recipe, with plenty of scope for jazzing it up with added nuts / dried fruit / choc chips. Rum soaked raisins spring to mind.....

dyetiz's picture
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Made these for my work colleagues & they went down a storm! Not sickly at all & even a colleague who does not like chocolate cake enjoyed these!

pollyfood's picture
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This was my first attempt at brownies and was encouraged by the reviews to give this a whirl. I halved the quantities and cooking time and still had more than enough for a lot of people. I used a cake tin but still had enough left over to make mini muffins brownies. It is very rich, as others have said the topping isn't really needed - unless of course you want to pre-book yourself into hospital for a coronary! Gorgeously gooey and very easy to make.

wolf52's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous! I didn't do the extra topping, but they were great on their own. Took some into work, and have gone down very well. Will definitely make again. Five stars!!

rainbowdot's picture
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Yummy scrummy recipe. This was my first attempted at baking and the recipe was simple and easy to follow :-)

chocolicious's picture

awesome!

mieke-howell's picture
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Oh and I didn't do the topping as I didnt think it really needed it!! :)

mieke-howell's picture
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Delicious!!!! I took this into work as a treat for everyone and it was devoured in no time!!!! I also added some smarties and chunks of chocolate just before baking for extra yumminess!!!

lbignell2004's picture

Recently made these, and they were amazing. I didn't have a tin the size mentioned in the recipe, I split the mixture between two smaller tins and they cooked fine. The tops went paper-like and the centres were soft and gooey - very yummy. Despite the reading the other comments, I did make the topping - it wasn't too much for me! I will be making these again :)

cjhrecipes's picture

Can I make these in a large size traybake, or won't it work on a bigger scale please?

alicesaramc's picture
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Made these for a halloween party...great! Added chopped walnuts to topping for extra crunch. Made hem in the top oven of a two-oven Aga and they took the recommended time of 45 mins to cook and were perfect. Very chocolatey...would recommend serving with vanilla or clotted cream ice-cream. Very easy to make!

lorsti's picture
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Yummy! The 1st batch were not that gooey, so I advertised them as "chocolate slice" instead. The next time, I reduced the cooking time and temperature a little and were mush softer in the middle and more brownie-ish!

lawnor's picture
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Ive made these twice now trying to figure out where I went wrong. Both times I ended up with the same thing, what appears to be a massively undercooked cake. The first time I did this it must have spent 2 hours in the oven and still looked like it was half way between cake and cake mix. In the end I cooked it upside down for 15 minutes and it looked better. Once cut it started to ooze chocolaty goodness. In the end it was served hot and oozing in bowls with a couple of scoops of melty vanilla ice cream. It was delicious but a little too rich. It did get me a couple of marriage proposals though! Small slices recommended.
The brownies looked more cake like after a few hours in the fridge and could be cut and held in hands without dripping everywhere. They are tasty this way too, but still not what I think of as brownies. They can also be reheated in the oven to ooze again.

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