I’ve never really been a fan of chocolate brownies – I know, I know my husband can’t believe it either as he and our boys absolutely love them. This is the reason I started making my brownies. We started with the supermarket kits as they are quick and convenient and don’t taste bad at all. But as the years went by I decided to try to make my own.
I can honestly say that over the years I have made so many brownies I’ve lost count. I have also tried many, many recipes trying to get the perfect brownie and often have been left disappointed with the end results they’ve either been too dry and crumbly or too stodgy and clog up in your mouth – not a nice feeling or taste experience at all.
However, after my many failed attempts, I think that the recipe I am about to share with you is the absolute BEST one by miles. So good is this recipe that it is now my go-to recipe and the brownies turn out perfectly every time.
- A Brownie Tray
- 125 g Darkmilk Chocolate I use Cadbury
- 115 g Unsalted Butter
- 3 Eggs beaten
- 250 g Caster Sugar
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Bean Paste
- 100 g Plain Flour
- 50 g Self Raising Flour
- 30 g Cocoa Powder
- Preheat your oven to 170°C, line your brownie tray with baking parchment – if you struggle to get the paper to sit in the tray scrunch it up before and this will help it to sit better
- Melt the chocolate and butter. I do this in a bowl over a pan of simmering water on the hob but you can do it in the microwave if you prefer. Leave to cool once melted.
- Beat the eggs and sugar together with the vanilla paste until the mixture is pale and fluffy. I use a stand mixer for this.
- Add the melted chocolate mixture then gently fold in the flour and the cocoa powder until it is all mixed in. Don't over fold as you don't want to toughen the flour within the mixture.
- Pour into the baking tray and bake for 25 – 30 minutes depending on your oven.
- Once cooked, leave to cool for 5 -10 minutes before transfering to a wire rack to completely cool
- Cut into pieces (mine makes about 12) and enjoy
Do you like brownies? Do you make your own and use a different method / recipe if so I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.