Me and Toby are brownie OBSESSED. Any dessert menu you can bet that if there is some kind of warm chocolate brownie with ice cream, we. will. order. it.
So, for months and months I was on the hunt to find the o-holy-grail brownie recipe that I could trust when we need our chocolate fix, and after many failed attempts I finally found it! Its an Alex Hollywood recipe and not only does it give the gooiest brownies, but its also super easy to make and has minimal washing up – winning combination all round!
100g unsalted butter
150g dark chocolate
175g caster sugar
75g light brown sugar
1tbsp golden syrup
2 large free-range eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
1tbsp cocoa powder
1tsp baking powder
and anything else you want to add! GO CRAZY! I added what I could find in the cupboards:
Half a bar of white chocolate cut into chunks
Bag of chocolate chips
Small bowl of chopped walnuts
1) Pre-heat your oven to 180C/gas mark 4 and grease your tin.
2) Chuck both sugars, syrup, butter and dark chocolate (broken into pieces) into a pan, put it on a low heat and wait for it to all melt and combine, stirring occasionally.
3) Once its combined it should look all smooth and shiny. Take it off the heat and allow to cool for 10 mins or so.
4) Whisk up your eggs and the vanilla extract in a bowl big enough to hold all the batter, until frothy.
5) Once cooled slowly pour your chocolate mixture into the eggs, whisking as you go.
6) Then, sift in your flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and fold until combined using Mary Berry’s good old round the outside and cut through the middle technique.
7) Now add all your extras! Pour into your baking tin and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. You should get nice cracking across the top and the edges should come away from the side of the tin.
8) Remove from the oven, allow to cool, cut into pieces and get the kettle on!
Hopefully this recipe may become some of yours holy grail too. I love how simple and no fuss it is, perfect for if you’re doing something else at the same time or are a tidy-as-you-go baker like myself.
Now, I’m going to go and make a cup of tea and eat another piece!