Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Yummy, scrummy chocolate brownie recipe. These are great, chocolate lovers should give these a try. All ages will enjoy them, and perfect to make for something like a school fair, especially if you are looking for something a bit different to the normal cupcakes. Baking together is such fun, so get your children involved too.
175g Dark Chocolate (at least 65% cocoa solids)
85g Plain Flour
40g Cocoa Powder
75g White Chocolate
75g Milk Chocolate
275g Caster Sugar
Put a couple of inches of boiling water in a saucepan, and place a heatproof bowl on top of the saucepan, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water.
Break the dark chocolate into chunks, and cut the butter into lumps, add both to the bowl.
Heat them over a low heat until the dark chocolate and butter has all melted. Once melted, lift the bowl off the saucepan of water, and put to one side to cool. It should be about room temperature by the time you use it further on in the recipe.
Meanwhile grease a square tin (24cm/9”, larger or smaller will do, it will just change the depth of the brownie). Then line the tin with greaseproof paper.
Also cut the white and milk chocolate into chunks, and put to one side for later in the recipe.
Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl.
Into another bowl break the eggs, and add the sugar. Mix the eggs and sugar together. Now, honestly I use an electric hand mixer, as I find it a lot quicker and easier. But if you have to, whisk it by hand. Keep going until the mixture is a pale colour, and increased in size.
Then add the cooled chocolate from earlier to this egg mixture. Gently fold it in, so you are keeping as much air in as possible. Keep going until its all combined, and a brown colour.
Now fold the flour and cocoa powder into the mixture. Keep going until just mixed, as you don't want to over work it. Then fold in the white and milk chocolate chunks into the mixture.
Now put the mixture into the prepared tin, and level it out gently. Put it in the oven for about 25 minutes, at 160°C. Check it's ready, it shouldn't still be wobbly and the top will get a shine. You can also check by using a skewer, if it comes out clean the brownies are done.
Leave to cool, then cut into squares, and turn out the tin. Eat and enjoy. If you have any left you can store them in an airtight container, if you don't have any left, make some more!