Chocolate brownie- enough said? This is a basic chocolate brownie recipe, a go to for a chocolate hit. I know you can get fancier recipes and occasionally I do dabble in a more exotic brownie, but personally, I just love the basic one!
- 200g dark chocolate (milk if you prefer but I like the bitterness dark chocolate brings)
- 100g white chocolate (for the chunks, again you can change to a chocolate of your choice)
- 175g margarine
- 325g caster sugar
- 125g plain flour
- 3 eggs
Once you have all your ingredients together measure your chocolate and butter into a saucepan. Over a low heat stir until melted.
Once melted mix in your sugar and flour until its’ well combined. Follow this with your three eggs and you should have a nice silky smooth mixture.
At this point add in your chocolate chunks or chips. I prefer chocolate chunks as they tend to give more bite and chocolate chips can get a bit lost. You can buy chocolate chunks ready to go but I like the irregularity of just chopping up my own.
Mix together until the chunks are evenly distributed and its ready to bake. Line a tray- I use a 22cm square tin- and pour in the mixture, spread it out evenly.
Bake at 170 degrees for around 30 minutes. The best way to check a brownie is to pull it out and give the tray a gentle shake back and forward, if the middle of the brownie wiggles lots then its not quite done- you just want a gentle jiggle, the less of a jiggle you have the less gooey it will be.
Once cooked leave it to completely cool before turning it out. Slice and serve sprinkled with icing sugar. If you want to serve it as a pudding, slice it warm and serve with ice-cream.