I have been using the same Brownie recipe for a couple of years and I'm not sure where I got it from. It's just written on a scrap of paper in my recipe folder. I really like the results I get from this recipe and I sometimes mix it up with a few nuts or some raspberries for a change.
Here's the recipe if you fancy trying them:
150g Plain flour
300g caster sugar
80g Cocoa powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp salt
100g good quality dark chocolate
- Preheat the over to 175C (165C for fan ovens) and grease and line a brownie tin.
- Put the butter into a small saucepan and melt, put this to one side to cool.
- Break your chocolate up into smallish pieces.
- Sift your flour, baking powder and cocoa together and mix in the sugar and salt.
- Whisk the eggs together with the vanilla extract and add to the dry ingredients.
- Mix in the slightly cooled butter so you have a batter and then fold in the chocolate pieces.
- Scrape the mixture into the brownie tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Its the first time I have baked these in this particular oven and I found that 175C was a bit too high as they weren't as gooey in the middle as I would have liked, although they are still pretty scrummy.
I'm rather looking forward to sitting down later with a brownie, a nice hot cuppa and The Great British Bake Off this evening.