Mega Chocolate Brownies

Let me begin by saying you can use any chocolate you like in these brownies. I have tried & tested this recipe with a few of my faves and so far the Kinder chocolate wins out because I like the creaminess against the rich, gooey, fudgey-ness but yano – I’ll keep trying different ones in the name of research 😉

These brownies are rich, chocolatey, gooey, fudgey heaven and best of all, it’s an all-in-one-bowl method to keep the faff to a minimum.

One tip before I give you the goods – use the best quality cocoa powder and vanilla extract/paste you can – it really makes a difference to these and my recipe for Chocolate Fudge Cake too.

Now, here’s the good stuff 😀

You’ll need:

  • hand-held electric mixer – or strong arms and a good whisk
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • spoon measures
  • 20 cm x 25 cm (8 inch x 10 inch) baking tin/oven proof dish
  • kitchen scales
  • wooden spoon/silicon spatula
  • baking paper/parchment (not grease-proof paper)
  • wire cooling rack

Ingredients:

  • 180g butter – melted
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 160g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 65g cocoa powder (NEVER drinking chocolate)
  • Roughly 250g of any chocolate you like chopped up (I used 10 medium kinder bars – that come in the packs of 5, not the tiny ones) with extra for scattering on top.

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Grease (1/2 tsp of butter or oil) and line a baking tray/oven-proof dish with baking paper/ parchment.97399790_234229697997241_8546424992743555072_n
  3. Place all the ingredients except the chocolate pieces into the mixing bowl & blend using the electric hand mixer until smooth and well combined.
  4. Add in the chocolate pieces, holding some back to scatter on top, and fold in using the wooden spoon/silicon spatula.97516077_689918461781081_1292839036460728320_n
  5. Tip the mixture into the lined baking tray/dish and spread out evenly.
  6. Scatter the remaining chocolate on top and place into the oven for 35/40 mins.
  7. There should be a very slight wobble in the centre when you take it out of the oven for a fudgy, slightly gooey consistency. 96826212_706899226786839_8457111431291076608_n
  8. Leave to cool for 15 mins in the tin on a wire rack, then lift out using the parchment.
  9. Cut to whatever size you like and enjoy!

Leave to cool completely before placing into a storage tin or sealed lunchbox where they will keep for up to 4 days.

I hope you enjoy these super-chocolatey brownies!

Don’t forget to tag @emmascottagekitchen if you make them 😉

Thanks for visiting my site,

Emma x

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