Easy brownies

Easy brownies

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(62 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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rachl1
8th Jul, 2008
5.05
Best brownie recipe I have made and very straightforward too. I didn't bother with the topping and I have also made them with the addition of walnut pieces (I think about 125g).
traceymcv
28th Jun, 2008
5.05
Really easy great tasting recipe. My kids love making and eating these. Have never made the topping as I don't think it needs it. Make sure you have a deep enough tin!
hayleylee
12th Apr, 2008
5.05
They were so delicious we re-made them the next day without any drugs! Now thats good!
lisakirk248
8th Mar, 2008
gorgeous brownies but not as good as Saffron's ones!!
lyndabatchelor
6th Feb, 2008
5.05
This is the best brownie receipe I have ever come across. I only made the topping once and it was too rich so I don't bother anymore. They don't need it. I make these all the time as gifts and for special occasions and am always asked for the receipe. They are best served slightly warm with good quality vanilla ice-cream.
hcha6434
24th Jan, 2008
5.05
VERY VERY rich! Didn't make the topping as I didn't have the ingredients at hand, but was still scrumptous!!!!

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