Chocolate Brownies are loved by every generation from grandparents through to grandchildren. Ideal for snacks, lunches, picnics and as a treat.
I use dark chocolate in this recipe as it gives a richer flavour but milk chocolate can also be used. This is one of the recipes, every parent should have in the larder. I have used this as a treat right up to a dessert with homemade custard.
However, please note that these will not last for long so be prepared to cook more and more.
- As with most recipes, you need to get the oven up to temp. Set it at 170C (fan) or Gas Mark 5.
- In a large pan, slowly melt the butter and the sugar together.
- Remove the pan from the heat.
- Break the chocolate into smaller pieces and add to the pan.
- Stir until melted.
- Beat in the eggs, then stir in the rest of the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
- Use greaseproof paper/ baking paper to line a 8x12in baking tin.
- Pour the combined mixture into the baking tin, levelling it out.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30–40 minutes or until the brownie surface is firm to the touch but the soft underneath.
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin.
- Cut into squares when cool.