Recipe: Dark chocolate brownies

Who doesn’t like delicious, dense, rich chocolate brownies? I mean, apart from my boyfriend who is a bit weird? Everyone else, right?

These are the ones I made a while ago for my work’s MacMillan coffee morning. They’re a pretty basic, traditional brownie with no fancy fillings or complicated stuff because I was teaching a friend to bake. So, they’re pretty hard to get wrong but are also delicious.



  1. 200 g dark chocolate, chopped
  2. 175 g unsalted butter
  3. 325 g caster sugar
  4. 130 g plain flour
  5. 3 medium fresh eggs, lightly whisked
  6. icing sugar to decorate



  • Line a brownie tin with some greaseproof paper
  • Set the oven to 170 C, 160 C if your oven is fan assisted
  • Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water if you can avoid it) and let it all melt
  • Remove the melty chocolatey buttery goodness from the heat
  • Add the sugar and stir
  • Next add the flour and stir
  • Finally stir in those eggs – everything should be looking very thick and smooth
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and level it off if you need to
  • Bake this in the centre of the oven for about 20 minutes – the main mistake in making brownies are that people bake them too long and end up with chocolate cake. Chocolate cake is pretty delicious as mistakes go, but you want these still to be soft and moist in the centre
  • Let them cool and dust them with icing sugar, or serve them warm with vanilla ice cream.

They went down a treat at the coffee morning. Pity I don’t get more excuses to bake things like this.

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