homebaked chocolate brownies

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Homebaked Chocolate Brownies

Whenever I introduce the kids I work with to baking these are always the first thing we make; a simple recipe that produces moist, yummy and great looking results every time!  Another Jamie Oliver recipe with a few little adjustments (my version below) – I’m a big fan of his!  You can also add in different little extras to suit your taste – mine always involve extra chocolate chips but chopped nuts, marshmallows, orange zest and dates have also featured in various attempts along the way and the end results were always eaten up pretty swiftly! The brownie in the photo is served with crème fraîche  and orange zest but raspberry coulis or ice cream and fresh raspberries/strawberries are also a firm favourite!


  • 300g good-quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) – as good a quality as you can afford
  • milk and dark chocolate chips
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 80g cocoa powder
  • 65g plain flour
  •  1 tsp baking powder
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4
  2. Line a 20 x 30cm rectangular baking tin with greaseproof paper
  3. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place it in a large bowl over some simmering water
  4. Add the butter, melting it with the chocolate and mix until smooth
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar
  6. Add the butter and chocolate mixture and stir well
  7. Beat the eggs and then mix them in until you have a silky consistency
  8. Add the chocolate chips
  9. Pour your brownie mix into the baking tray, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes.  The brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.  Yum!  You don’t want to overcook them so – unlike cakes – you don’t want a skewer to come out all clean.
  10.  Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares


big love



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