These decadent fudgy chocolate brownies are the ultimate chocolate treat. Sweet and chewy with a light crust, they are definitely the best brownie recipe I've made!
Now, if you're thinking you've got the best brownie recipe then think again! I know you're wrong because I can say with absolute certainly that this is the ultimate brownie recipe. I'm not just saying that and I'm not overconfident. If anything, I'm more of a hesitant person. So, if I tell you it's the best you know you can trust me!
Also, my husband, two kids and anyone I've ever made these brownies for also thinks they're the best!
Just look at the soft fudgy texture in the pictures and I'm sure you'll agree!
These fudgy chocolate brownies were the perfect post race snack!
Brownies are a great treat at any time. They are a great dessert. A sneaky breakfast even. Well, I usually have something else as well!
The first time I ever ate this recipe was after a 6k race on a cold wet day in London.
After it finished we went straight to the nearest pub to dry out, drink coffee and eat these lovely brownies that my friend had brought along with her. Of course I asked for the recipe. If you do any kind of outdoor sport I promise you these brownies are the best recovery food!
What are these brownies like?
The brownies and gooey and fudgy inside with a thin crunchy crust. I know you've probably got your own favourite brownie recipe, but these are definitely the best brownies ever.
Now I love brownies with nuts but the rest of my family don't! Unfortunately it's one of those areas that my huband has won as far as getting the kids to agree with him.
If you are on a nut-free diet or just don't like nuts then these nut-free brownies are perfect!
How have I adapted these fudgy chocolate brownies?
My recipe is adapted from BBC Good Food and I do make a few changes. I use a little more cocoa powder and a little less sugar.
More ways to adapt these brownies
If you don't have any chocolate chips then just leave them out. These brownies are delicously fudgy and even without the extra chocolate they are totally addictive.
I usually add melted dark chocolate to the brownie batter and then stir milk chocolate chips in at the end. However you can use all milk chocolate or use a mixture of different kinds of chocolate chip. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate or white chocolate.
You can even use something different such as fudge pieces or marshmallows. I know I said these brownies don't contain nuts but, if you like nuts in your brownies, just add some!
How long do brownies keep?
If you store these brownies in an airtight container they will easily keep for about 3-4 days. However I would be amazed if they last that long!
You can also freeze them for up to three months if you really want. Just wrap them up well in cling film and put them in an airtight container. They'll defrost at room temperature.
Recipe for Chocolate Brownies
- 185 g butter cut into cubes
- 185 g dark chocolate broken into pieces
- 3 eggs
- 250 g caster sugar
- 85 g plain flour
- 45 g cocoa powder
- 100 g chocolate chips Use dark, milk, white chocolate or a mixture
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a 20cm tin with non-stick baking paper.
- Put the butter and dark chocolate in a microwave-proof bowl, cover with cling film and heat on high for 2 minutes until melted. Alternatively you can heat it over a saucepan of simmering water. Leave to cool.
- Put the eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl and whisk for at least 5 minutes until the mixture is pale and about twice its original size. Pour the melted and cooled chocolate and butter mixture into the mixing bowl and fold in until combined. Don't overmix. Stop as soon as you think it is all mixed in.
- Add the flour and cocoa powder by holding a sieve above the mixing bowl and sift the flour and cocoa into the chocolate mixture. Fold this in as well. Again, stop as soon as it is combined and there are no dry floury bits.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Then put the mixture into the tin.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. To check if it's ready, give the tin a gentle shake. If it's still quite wobbly, return to the oven for another 5 minutes and check again. There should be a crust on top and it will be coming away from the sides of the tin a little. Let it cool in the tin before cutting into squares.
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