Saturday, 22 February 2014

Chocolate brownies

Another recipe for you, this time some chocolate brownies. A co-worker recently brought some homemade brownies into work and they were the best I've ever eaten, they stopped me mid conversation with my boss as they were so good. My colleague was good enough to bring in the recipe she had used, which somewhat amusingly had come from a children's cookery book. Going back to the basics is clearly where it's at.


40g plain flour

60g cocoa powder

500g caster sugar

200g dark chocolate

250g butter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 eggs, beaten

You'll need a small saucepan, a brownie pan close to 20 x 30 cm greased and lined with baking paper, and either a mixer such as a Kitchen Aid or a bowl and wooden spoon. As usual, I had my mug of tea and laptop to hand, this time I went for Life on Mars. 


1. Preheat oven to 180/gas 4. Grease your pan with either butter or oil, line with baking paper around the bottom and on all four sides.

2. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder together.

3. Add the sugar and mix well.

4. Chop up the dark chocolate into small pieces. Mix into the flour/sugar.

5. Make a well in the centre of the flour/sugar/chocolate.

6. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat.

7. Pour the butter, eggs and vanilla onto the dry ingredients.

8. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

9. Pour the mixture into the pan, smooth the surface. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top starts to crack. 

You're lucky I stopped at three photos
10. Take out of the oven and allow to cool before cutting. These brownies are best made the day before you want them.




  1. These look amazing! Very different to the recipe I used recently, my mixture was horrifically thick so I might try this recipe next time x

    1. Thanks :) They are SO good, I took them into work the day after I made them and they were snapped up really quickly. Hope they turn out well for you. x


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