Brownies – God love them, they really are a sensitive topic amongst bakers. Everyone claims to have ‘the’ best recipe, but they are all wrong.
Because this is really the best recipe if you want rich, fudgy gooey heaven. They are The Bee’s Knees. The Dog’s Bollocks. The Brownie to end all Brownie debates. Here’s the recipe to make for yourself.
Warning, these will make you feel superior to all of your family and friends when you prepare them for a dinner party.
Ingredients (for 9 servings or 18 small canapé style bites ) 🍫
300g dark chocolate (70% and above)
200g white chocolate
100g milk chocolate
Salted butter, melted (170 g)
Soft dark brown sugar (250 g)
2 eggs and 1 yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Plain flour 90g
Cocoa powder 60g
1 teaspoon salt
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Rub butter inside an 8-inch square baking dish, and using a seive, add 1 heaped tablespoon of cocoa powder and coat the entire baking dish.
2) Chop all the chocolate into chunks. Melt all of the dark chocolate & butter in the microwave. This should take a few minutes.
In a large bowl, mix the sugar and eggs with an electric hand mixer, then beat in the vanilla for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture becomes fluffy and light in colour.
3) Whisk in the melted chocolate (make sure it’s not too hot or else the eggs will cook), then sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
Fold to incorporate the dry ingredients, being careful not to over-mix as this will cause the brownies to be more cake-like. Fold in the milk and white chocolate chunks, then transfer the brownie batter to the cocoa dusted baking dish.
4) Bake for 25 minutes. After 15 minutes, take out the oven and carefully slam on the counter to create that crackled top effect. Return to cook for 5-10 minutes.