The best chocolate brownie recipe
Who doesn’t love a brownie?
Brownies are perfect for all occasions from a birthday gift, to a late night treat on the sofa served warm with ice cream! Brownies are so versatile, once you have a simple chocolate brownie recipe, you can add extra ingredients such as nuts for crunch, white chocolate to add pops of sweetness, or your favourite sauces and spreads, from Nutella and Lotus, to everyone’s favourite, salted caramel. You can simply enjoy them yourself or pack and wrap for delicious homemade brownie gifts.
What makes a perfect brownie?
For me, you must use the best chocolate you can afford. A blend of at least 70% dark chocolate and good quality milk chocolate make a perfect brownie blend for my taste. I love the rich chocolate taste that makes each mouthful feel so indulgent and satisfying.
175g salted butter
80g 70% dark chocolate
40g milk chocolate
400 g sugar
125g plain flour
½ tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 170 degrees & Line a baking tin 9 x 13 inches with foil (shiny side up) and baking parchment
Melt the butter and chocolate, allow to cool slightly and then whisk in the sugar
In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and vanilla extract.
Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs and whisk.
Add the flour and cocoa and mix until all the ingredients are well combined.