The-ultimate-chocolate-brownie

The ultimate chocolate brownie

This is the only recipe you’ll ever need for brownies

By , 15 March 2016

(38 votes)

The ultimate chocolate brownie
  • 1 Hour

  • Serves: 18

  • Price: 30p per serving

The perfect ratio of chocolate to egg, combined with the water bath method of cooling, gives you a massive chocolate hit plus a deliciously gooey middle.

Nutritional Info
Each 59g serving contains
  • Energy

    1089KJ

    260KCAL

    13%
  • Fat

    15.3g

    high

    22%
  • Saturates

    8.9g

    high

    45%
  • Sugars

    23.0g

    high

    26%
  • Salt

    0.35g

    med

    6%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1844kJ/441kcal.
Ingredients
  • 225g Extra Special Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs, plus 1 extra yolk
  • 275g golden caster sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • Icing sugar, to dust
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/
    Gas 4. Line a 28cm x 19cm deep cake tin.

  • Put the chocolate and butter in a
    heatproof bowl and set over a pan
    of simmering water – make sure the
    bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave
    until almost melted, then remove from
    the heat. Stir until completely melted.

  • In a clean bowl, beat the eggs, yolk and
    sugar until foamy. Stir in the chocolate
    mixture until just evenly blended. Sift
    the flour and baking powder together.
    Stir into the chocolate mixture and pour
    into the tin. Bake for 35 mins or until
    the top is firm but the middle is soft.

  • Half fill a roasting tin with cold
    water. Carefully put the cake tin in
    the water and leave to cool completely.

  • Cut into 18 pieces and dust with
    icing sugar before serving.