Easy brownies

Easy brownies

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(60 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 made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 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 made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 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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shellbell20
5th Sep, 2009
5.05
OMG!!! The nicest brownies I have EVER tasted - so moist and gooey and so simple to make. I brought them into work and they were gone in seconds. I will DEFINITELY be making these again ... but I will keep them all to myself!!
bamboodrainpipes
13th Jul, 2009
5.05
Haha, when I was so shocked when I saw how much butter was needed. But I added peanut butter to it nonetheless (when melting the chocolate and butter in a bain marie, I don't like microwaves) which was yummy. I had a bit, then friends came over and finished the rest which is always a good sign. : ) I also added baking powder (don't know why, really) and used a cake tin because there was too much and my other tin wasn't deep enough. Thanks for the recipie. : )
dkropotova
2nd Jul, 2009
5.05
This is simply the best ever brownies recipe. Easy to make and tastes heavenly!!! Try it and you'll fall in love with them :) P.S. I didn't make the topping, it was great as is.
eloisebutler
6th Jun, 2009
5.05
Easy recipe that tastes fantastic. I didn't bother with the topping either. They are delicious as they are.
catherinelfoot
4th Apr, 2009
5.05
My husband is very picky when it comes to brownies, but he loved these. They turned out perfectly and were very easy to make. Having read the comments above I didn't make the topping and agree that they don't need it.
eleanorocarroll
19th Mar, 2009
5.05
Excellent recipe, always works a treat to produce delicious brownies.
sarahcookerybook
22nd Nov, 2008
5.05
Try to look away as you're measuring out the butter and sugar (HOW much?!) because this recipe turns out the richest, most chocolatey brownies you'll ever eat. Even my aga managed to turn out two perfect batches (note to fellow aga-owners - you'll need to cook it for much longer and keep checking, mine took 1 hour 45 mins on a very low setting!).
katiebhughes
18th Nov, 2008
My friend made this with gluten free flour - so it was definitely something you have to eat as a dessert (quite gooey) but very good!
marya15
6th Aug, 2008
hey...do we need to mix in the flour with a beater or spoon?
marya15
6th Aug, 2008
hey...do we need to mix in the flour with a beater or spoon?

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