No faffing around Brownie

Everybody likes a recipe that is simple and easy to follow and most people would bake more often if they had the confidence and/or the time. This Brownie is a good recipe for beginners because it is quick and very easy to do. It makes 20 pieces of soft fudgy Brownie or 16 pieces if you want a good big slice!

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Your brownie should have a crust but still be gooey in the middle

You can indulge your brownie even further and add a block of Cadbury’s Caramel chocolate, broken into the mixture before baking but the brownie alone is indulgent enough without.

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Cadbury’s Caramel

Dry ingredients

250g Plain Flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 100g cocoa, 400g caster sugar

Wet ingredients

1 block 180g of dark chocolate (I use Bournville),  1 block butter 250g,  1 tsp vanilla extract (I use Nielsen – Massey but shop around because it can vary in price), 4 large eggs beaten (adding an extra egg won’t harm if they aren’t very large)

Method

  • Line a deep rectangular baking tin with baking parchment or similar non stick lining (mine measures 30cm x 22cm x 7 cm)
  • Put all dry ingredients together in a bowl, leaving out the sugar and mix togther
  • Melt the sugar, chocolate and butter together on a low heat, remove from the heat and add the vanilla
  • Pour the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix
  • Stir the eggs into the mixture
  • Pour the mixture into the tin spreading evenly
  • Bake at 180 degrees C for 20 mins or until the sides have set but the middle is still soft

If you would like to eat it as a pudding let the brownie set before trying to cut it. Dust with icing sugar and serve it warm with fresh cream or ice cream.

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Good luck with baking your big bad brownie. If it doesn’t quite turn out the way you imagined the first time please contact me with your problems. I’ve had many baking disasters myself so I am pretty good at helping people with what went wrong. All my recipes have taken practise and a bit of tweaking. We don’t learn to juggle eggs the first time we throw them in the air do we.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. I am so pleased for you Charlotte that’s one of the reasons why I blog so people can bake and it will come out well for them. So then they bake again and again it’s wonderful you have had success xx

  2. Charlotte says:

    These are delicious! First time I’ve made a brownie that’s come out just the right kind of squidgy!

  3. That’s so good to hear Alice. One breed of hens we have lay very little eggs so I sometimes add an extra one of those if I have many of them. I recently made it and found out I had no cocoa in the cupboard so I left 50g of sugar out and used Cadbury’s drinking chocolate it worked out ok. Many thanks for taking the time to comment 💗

  4. Alice Burn says:

    These work perfectly, and they’re so easy! I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn’t alter it at all. Thank you!

  5. I am so pleased you managed to follow the recipe and it turned out well thank you for commenting Sandra x

  6. sandcat1 says:

    I made these end were serious yummy 😁😚😚

  7. bbcullen says:

    These look amazing!

  8. simplymrsp says:

    How delicious!

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