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:
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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