Well it’s crunch time here in the UK again and I’m sure for many others around the world – yes, it’s exam time. The time of the year where all good habits go out the window (unfortunately), exercise, socialising, healthy eating, though I still manage to get a good night’s sleep on top of everything, that’s a key priority in my life! At times like these there’s only one thing I want – chocolate. In any way shape or form, any chocolate puts a smile on my face (I know I’m not the only one!). So with this, I decided to make brownies. I haven’t made these in a few years or have even eaten them shop bought so I thought a bit of chocolate reminiscence, because why not? These are everything you expect from a brownie – chocolatey, fudgey, soft, chewy, I could go on but I’d only make myself want more and sadly there isn’t any at this present moment in time [how about ten cry emojis here!!!]. Anyway, whether you’re studying or not, these are perfect treats for you chocolate fanatics out there!
Here is the recipe:
Makes 16 square brownies
- 175g good quality dark chocolate (65% cocoa or higher)
- 175 g unsalted butter
- 3 medium eggs
- 250 g caster sugar
- 75 g plain flour
- 40g cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 180 ⁰C, gas mark 4. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20 cm square cake tin with baking parchment.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Cool slightly.
- Whisk the eggs and sugar until thick and creamy, pour over the chocolate mixture and fold in.
- Sift in the flour and cocoa and fold in the nuts. Pour into the prepared tin, making sure it goes right into the corners and bake for 35-40 minutes. The top should be crusty with a slight wobble underneath.
- Cool completely in the tin (can refrigerate overnight which aids cutting) and then cut into squares or triangles.
Tip: Use a serrated edge knife to cut the brownies more easily.
Here are a few of mine! If you’re keen on making brownies, they’re pretty simple and straightforward.
(Recipe adapted from: http://recipes.cadbury.co.uk/HomeCategory/RecipeDetails?r=47055)