Fudgy coconut brownies

Fudgy coconut brownies

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 16 squares

Dense and gooey, these storecupboard treats are made with cocoa rather than bars of chocolate

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
358
protein
3g
carbs
43g
fat
21g
saturates
13g
fibre
2g
sugar
35g
salt
0.39g

Ingredients

  • 100g cocoa
  • 250g butter
  • 500g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • icing sugar, to dust (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line the base of a 21cm square tin with baking parchment. Put the cocoa, butter and sugar in your largest saucepan and gently melt, stirring so the mixture doesn’t catch. When the cocoa mixture is melted and combined, cool slightly, then stir in the eggs, little by little, followed by the flour and coconut.
  2. Tip into the tin and bake for 45 mins on a middle shelf – check after 30 mins and cover with another piece of baking parchment if the crust is browning too much. Cool in the tin, then carefully lift out and cut into squares.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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luvgrub's picture
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Best brownies I've ever made and so easy too :-)

chill1's picture
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Made this yesterday and absolutely delicious, crispy/chewy on the outside and chocolatey/squishy on the inside........YUMMY! I used about 50g less of sugar and added in a few dried cranberries and a handful of broken up pecans. Dusted with icing sugar.

hackcook's picture

Just followed this recipe using 'vegetable shortening' instead of butter as a friend is lacto intolerant and it tastes delish! Only needed 30 minutes - best brownie I have ever tasted - thanks

swetmanje's picture
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This recipe was a nice change from a standard brownie recipe; the coconut flavour is delicious with the chocolate but unfortunately adds a slight grainy texture...didn't stop me eating five though! Really tasty, could perhaps benefit from some dark chocolate chunks.

tia_24's picture
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These are delicious, I made them on Friday night for a party on Saturday and they all went! So moist but with a little crunch and the coconut is yummy! Seems to be a winner!

haniffg2's picture
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I baked for the first time in my life and i tried this recipe, i really can't explain the taste of it, its neither too sweet nor cocoa-ish. I feel that its perfect and it will go extremely well with some lovely vanilla ice cream although i used real coconut and i love it :D i have to try this again, next time ill make my mom make it :)

catie911's picture
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Absolutely the best brownie recipe ever. Lovely and moist, very chocolatey without being overwhelmingly sweet and the coconut adds an extra dimension. I often get asked when I'm making some more.

I usually leave it in for an extra 10 mins as I find it a little squidgy. Heavenly..

vintagemunchkin's picture
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Went down very well in the staff room... :-)

nat181818's picture
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Really easy to make with really great results. These were so tasty served warm with vanilla ice cream and the coconut was a great addition. I followed the tip of covering the brownies with baking parchment from 30mins onwards and this lead to a great even bake with a soft crust. Will be making these again!!!

mrsblobby's picture

So would it be better of with or without the coconut?

jgarforth1981's picture
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Possibly the best brownies ever! Love the dessicated coconut texture. Amazing! Have made these several times over and taste fantastic with cream/ice cream when warm for a dessert.

franticfoodie's picture

ii love nigela

susieone's picture
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I made these according to the recipe and they were perfect. I'm sure this recipe will be repeated again and again!

claire934's picture

i have recently started to bake and used this recipe and it was brilliant well worth a good my family love it

brendakim's picture
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fabulous brownies... really fudgy and the coconut not overpowering will definately be making these again

suzyk84's picture
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Heaven. Enough said!!

lisajo29's picture
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5 out of 5! This is the best brownie recipe ever. I was 100g short on golden caster sugar so added 100g Demerara sugar. It was absolutely amazing and I found the desiccated coconut gave it a lovely crunchiness to the texture. This is definitely the only brownie recipe I'll be using from now on.

miriamsinead's picture
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Absolutely divine. Because I'd no golden caster sugar I put in 400g regular caster sugar and 100g muscavado. Very easy to make. Thx for such a great recipe.

lemontwist's picture
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These turned out absolutely scrumptious! Although I did mess about with the recipe a bit. I made it dairy free by using 200g coconut oil instead of the butter and used about 120g less sugar as it seemed such a lot. Sugar doesn't seem to melt into oil like it does butter however, so I'd advise heating and blending instead. Messy but worth it!

kiinakris's picture
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just great!

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