I don’t know about you but I LOVE brownies, however they need to be good brownies. So many brownies can be so chocolate cake like which isn’t what a brownie should be like. A brownie should have a crisp top and gooey centre and be very chocolately. I’ll always remember my first taste of a brownie when I was 8 and lived in Scotland. I had an American friend whose mum made these amazing chocolate brownies and to this day I think they’re the best I’ve tasted. However, these all in one brownies are so easy to make and taste amazing. Give them a try for a quick afternoon tea treat or they’re great as dessert when you’ve got friends round.
The recipe makes 12 big brownies so there’s always a couple of so extras for a cheeky snack!
170g Plain Flour
135g Light Brown Sugar
150g Caster Sugar
200g chocolate chips (I use a mixture of white and milk but you can use any combination)
150g butter, melted (if you’re dairy intolerant you can swap this for sunflower oil)
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
You will need a 15 x 30 brownie tin lined with foil or baking paper
1. Measure all the ingredients and place in a bowl
2. Mix thoroughly until fully mixed
3. Heat oven to 180C (160C fan or Gas Mark 4). Pour into prepared tin and bake for 25-35 minutes
4. Brownies should be crisp on top but when you test the middle with a knife it will not come out clean (the mixture shouldn’t be wet but there will be residue on the knife when you insert it in to the brownie)
5. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool before cutting and eating
There’s lots of ways to jazz these up:
– Add a handful of nuts of your choice
– Add dried fruits
– Add crushed oreos or smarties
Keep me posted on how you get on!