Chocolate brownie is simply one of the best thing ever baked – especially this one. I’ve been making this brownie, or one like it, for years and it never fails to disappoint anyone that ever eats it. Once, a colleague proposed marriage on the strength of this chocolate brownie!
If you are adverse to sugar then look away now. If you intened to allow you children to eat this ridiculously delicious delight then do so knowing that it will given then the energy of one thousands Usain Bolts! They will also say things like “oh my God this is gorgeous” and “the BEST brownie ever!”.
Anyway, I have held onto this receipe for too long and now it’s time to unleash it on the world. So here is the recipe and how to make it.
- 200g dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids). Don’t scrimp on the chocolate, buyt the best you can
- 250g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 350g castor sugar
- 80g cocoa powder (like Bournville)
- 65g plain flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- a handfull (or more) or Reece’s Pieces
First, a little about chocolate
After our visit to York’s Chocolate Story, I am even more concious that using the best quality chocolate you can in your baking produces the best results. I like the Moser Roth brand from Aldi as you can get the marvellous 85% cocoa solids option. It’s also UTZ certified which means it certified as from sustainable cocoa farming. It’s 99p for a 100g bar which is excellent value.
How to make it
Pre-heat you oeven to 180 degree centigrade then grease and linc with a 20cm baking tin with baking parchment. If your wondering why grease and line it, the butter you grease the tin with hold the baking parchment in place.
Melt the chocolate in a bolw of a pan of simmering water. Once melted together remove and set asside to cool for a few minutes.
Once the choclate and butter mixture has cooled a little slowly fold in the beaten eggs. The mixture might go a little curdled if you haven’t allowed it to cool enough as it’s going to cook the eggs. Don’t panic, this has happened to me loads of times, just carry on and it will still turn out well.
Now seive your sugar, cocoa powder, flour and baking powder into the chocolate mixture and beat together until it all thoroughly mixed together. Pour the mixture into your prepared baking tin and then sprinkle on the Reece’s Pieces. Place into you pre-heated oven for 25 minutes.
When you take it out it should still be a little gooey. Allow to cool on a rack for a couple of hours before putting in the fridge overnight to set. Of course, this is the hardest part – no eating it there and then!
Enjoy your chocolate brownie
I am sure you will enjoy this chocolate brownie as much as we do in our house. Take it from our girls – it’s simply the best!
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Thanks for reading.