Chewy Chocolate Brownies
Member recipe by elliejewkes
Chocolate brownies which have a gooey, chewy texture in the middle with a slight crunch on top.
- 400g caster sugar
- 225g butter
- 60g hot chocolate, or cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 100g dark chocolate
- 180g milk chocolate
- 50g white chocolate
- 125g plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Turn on the oven to 180 degrees and butter the tin you're using, then cover with greaseproof paper. The best tin for this would be a thinner, wider version of a loaf tin (a brownie tin).
- Melt the butter. You can either do this in a pan over the stove, or in a microwave. If you're using a microwave, place the butter in a microwavable dish and microwave for about 40 seconds. Then add the caster sugar, mix well. Sieve the hot chocolate (or cocoa powder) over the mixture, and stir in.
- Next, add the vanilla extract and 3 eggs. For best results at this stage, use a whisk as this will combine the eggs and previous mixture faster than using a wooden spoon or similar.
- Place the dark chocolate and milk chocolate into a suitable heatproof bowl, and place over a pan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate to allow it to melt, whilst ensuring that none of the water enters the bowl. When all of the chocolate is melted, carefully take out the bowl and leave to cool for a few minutes. When the bowl is at a temperature appropriate for holding, pour the chocolate into the mixture.
- Following this, sieve the plain flour over the mixture along with the baking powder and fold in carefully. Cut the white chocolate into little cubes and add to the mixture, still folding it in as otherwise the air in the mixture will be lost.
- Once all of the ingredients are in the mixture, pour it into the tin. Cook at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes. To check whether it's cooked, take a spoon or fork, hold the part you usually put in your mouth and put the other end into the brownie. If this comes out clean, the brownie is done - if not place the brownie back in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes.