Easy brownies

Easy brownies

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(96 ratings)

Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes, plus cooling time

Easy

Makes 24

A gooey and delicious treat, these brownies are so easy to make. Try the rich chocolate topping for an even more decadent bake 

Nutrition and extra info

  • Without topping

Nutrition: per square

  • kcal383
  • fat24g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.39g
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Ingredients

  • 375g good quality dark chocolate
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 375g butter, cut into pieces
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 500g caster sugar
  • 6 medium eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 225g plain flour

For the topping (optional)

  • 140g good quality dark chocolate
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

  • 50g butter, cut into pieces
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • icing sugar for dusting

Method

  1. Butter and line a 30cm x 21cm tin. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/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. If you're making the topping, 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.

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Jacinta McMenamin
8th May, 2020
5.05
I made using half measures and used a Swiss roll tin, it was perfect. I don't bake a lot and I was surprised how professional they looked....and tasted. I added some walnuts and the result was delicious.
headland13
15th Mar, 2020
What size tin does everybody use please ? Thank you.
Jules Mathews
8th Dec, 2018
5.05
Easy to make and delicious! My oven runs hot and they were perfectly cooked in 30 mins.
happyhannah
14th Oct, 2018
5.05
This was very popular with my family. I omitted the topping (as others have) and reduced the butter to 300g and sugar to 400g. After 40 minutes my brownies were slightly overcooked around the edges, so next time I will check them after 30 minutes.
laurathorp
11th Dec, 2017
these brownies are awesome! so gooey and tasty
eleanor6597423
1st Jan, 2017
5.05
I've made these brownies before and they're delicious
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Frazzle Dazzle
7th May, 2016
I have made these brownies twice and today I am going to make them again. It is my favourite brownie recipe because they come out as excpected and delicious!! 5 stars!
jeyleebean
1st Jun, 2015
3.05
I've just tried this brownie recipe out. I used whatever chocolate I had on hand and also I halved it just to ensure it wouldn't be a total loss if it were a flop. I reduced the sugar to 200g but it was still too sweet I felt. However that might be because I used milk chocolate rather than dark chocolate. The brownie turned out moist and tasty. Everyone was pleased and happily tucked into it.
jobo1979
10th Feb, 2015
I made these and they were really yummy gooey chocolate brownies. Easy to follow recipe and easy to make . Kids and hubby loved them too , they will definitely be a firm favourite in this household . Didn't do the choc topping as didn't get time they were too moorish to wait to add melted choc but I did spread with some Nutella on a piece hmmm delish
devon15
4th Jan, 2015
5.05
Made as detailed and have to say these were amazing. The thin hard chocolate topping layer really finished it off. Did not find it too sickly as some wrote. Will definetly make again. Much better than any shop bought ones.

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Humayra Ahmed
27th Jan, 2020
Are these easy to make as this will be my first time making brownies? Thanks
CassieBest's picture
CassieBest
28th Jan, 2020
Hi Humayra, Yes, this is an easy recipe. Make sure you keep an eye on the chocolate and butter when it's melting as it can burn easily. I would recommend checking on it every minute to start with, then every 20-30 seconds once it's nearly cooked. It may not take the whole 5 minutes to melt. Let us know how you get on, good luck! Cassie (Senior Food Editor, BBC Good Food)
Emily1224
9th Mar, 2019
HELP ASAP if I half the mixture do I half the cooking time
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goodfoodteam
11th Mar, 2019
Thanks for your question. If you halve the mixture, you'll need to use a smaller tin and reduce the cooking time but not by half. We'd need to test the recipe to give you exact instructions. Instead, what we recommend is making the full recipe and freezing half without the topping.
amyrose1709
30th Nov, 2018
Can these be frozen, if so how should these be stored in the freezer? Thank you!
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goodfoodteam
3rd Dec, 2018
Thanks for your question. We'd suggest taking the brownies out of the tin after step 2, wrapping firmly and then freezing.
EbonyAries
23rd Feb, 2014
Leave out the topping. The brownie is very rich without it, so might be sickly with additional chocolate and butter.
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