Rich Chocolate Brownies with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Everyone has something they love to cook or a signature dish. For some reason, I seem to have got a reputation for making unbeatable brownies and I am regularly asked for my recipe, and also to bring along a plateful! 

I am not one to use scales to weigh ingredients and very much cook by instinct, however, I have put pen to paper and am happy to share my brownies with Silversurfers!

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Make about 20 brownies

What You’ll Need:

250g butter
200g caster sugar
4 large eggs
200g dark chocolate (preferably 70% cocoa solids or more)
80g plain flour
50g dark chocolate chunks (reserve a handful to sprinkle on top)

What to do:

  • Break up the dark chocolate into a medium bowl and add the butter, and either melt in the microwave for about 2 minutes or place this over a pan of simmering water and leave to melt.
    Put the sugar in a medium bowl and add the eggs, and then use an electric whisk on a high setting to blend until creamy and completely combined.
  • Add the melted butter and chocolate mixture to the egg and sugar mixture, and whisk gently until combined evenly. Add the flour and chocolate chips and mix again.
  • Line a roasting tin (which is approx 28cm by 16cm) with baking parchment and pour in the chocolate mixture. Sprinkle the handful of chocolate chunks on top, if using.
  • Pop in the oven at 180C/ gas mark 4 for 25-30 minutes, or until the surface of the brownies has formed a slight crust but is still ever so slightly wobbly in the middle.
  • Leave in the tin to cool for a good half hour; if you can bear the temptation, that is.
  • Slice the brownies into 20 sections, pop on a plate, dust with icing sugar, then enjoy.
  • These brownies keep for a good 5 days if kept in an airtight container (often they taste even better the next day) and they freeze very well.

NOTE: You can substitute the chocolate chunks for white chocolate, mini marshmallows, mini salted pretzels or walnuts if preferred

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Sally Lock

I have been writing blogs and features for some years, specialising in recipes and all things related to food. Previously, I wrote for an environmentally friendly garden website, and have been a recipe advisor for Womans Journal. Mother of three and the ultimate multi-tasker, I am also the Creative Director for Silversurfers and manage all our social media too.

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