Chocolate Brownies Recipe
There are some that don’t have much faith in the chocolaty-ness of brownies, but they’ve probably had bad experiences of the dry and poorly made kind.
If, on the other hand, you’ve experienced biting into the crunchy top, before sinking your teeth into the fabulously chewy (almost gooey, but not quite) centre… well then, ladies, you are in for a treat.
We found this Donna Hay’s recipe for classic chocolate brownies from her Magazine, October/November 2011, tried it out, and went straight to heaven in a mouthful.
- 400g dark chocolate, chopped (preferable 70 % cocoa solids)
- 50g butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup flour (or 200g flour and 50g cocoa powder, if you are using cheaper dark chocolate)
- Pre-heat oven to 180 C.
- Place half of the chopped chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow for cooling – slight cooling, don’t let it go cold.
- Place the sugar, eggs and flour in a bowl with the melted chocolate mixture and combine them with a hand whisk.
- Stir through the remaining chocolate pieces and pour batter into a lined/greased baking tin, about 20 x 30 cm.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked.
- Let them cool in the tin and then cut into squares.