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The Best Chocolate Brownie Recipe

This is officially the best chocolate brownie recipe I have made, this far. Most recipes we make for Chocolate Brownies use bars and bars of chocolate. Sometimes for the event, circumstance and perhaps fundraising purposes, you may want to make something with a better cost point or use what you have in the cupboard, which is how this recipe came about for me.

It is an economical store cupboard Chocolate Brownie Recipe but taste decadently chocolaty.

I always keep organic good quality cocoa powder for my Easy Chocolate Cake and now this recipe. You may have gathered that I like quick recipes and this one is stirred together, cooks in 20 minutes and uses a bowl and a spoon, so you can’t get quicker than that…unless you buy a tub from the shop!

If you have family or friends that are at uni this would be a great recipe to share with them too, Chocolate Brownie is easy to make in halls.

Like many of my recipes they are a blank canvas for them to become your own creation.

Ideas:

If you are taking this recipe to a dinner party, pop a ferrero rocher or a square of the host’s favourite chocolate on top of each piece of brownie.

Serve this as a make ahead dessert with raspberries, creme fraiche or icecream.

My friend Marie loves macaroons, so to make the brownie even more decadent and as a birthday treat, I put a macaroon on every square.

I don’t usually dress the brownies for Christmas, my time evaporates.  This was so quick and easy you can add it to your Christmas repertoire and it can be made two days ahead.

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A quick and easy stir together recipe that can be made in no time, it is decadently chocolaty and versatile, use it as a cake for tea,
Marissa:
Recipe type: Cakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 225g melted butter
  • 60g organic cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Optional
  • 60g flaked almonds or chocolate chips
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
  2. Grease and line a 23 x 33cm square brownie tin.
  3. This recipe is so simple you just add and stir the ingredients together into a bowl in the order they appear above.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until the top is firm but still a little wobbly.
  5. If you need a little more of an explanation read below:
  6. In a large bowl add the caster sugar and stir in the melted butter.
  7. Add the cocoa powder and stir together until well incorporated.
  8. Crack the eggs into the bowl and add the vanilla essence, mix everything together until the mixture just combines.
  9. Place the flour, baking powder and salt onto the top of the brownie mixture, don't stir.
  10. Add the almonds on top of the flour, gently fork the almonds to coat them in the flour and then combine the mixture together. This will keep the almonds from sinking to the bottom of the brownie tin.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes until the top is firm but still a little wobbly.
Tips
If you need a little more of an explanation read below:
In a large bowl add the caster sugar and stir in the melted butter.
Add the cocoa powder and stir together until well incorporated.
Crack the eggs into the bowl and add the vanilla essence, mix everything well together until combine.
Place the flour, baking powder and salt onto the top of the brownie mixture, don't stir.
Add the almonds on top of the flour, gently fork the almonds to coat them in the flour and then combine the mixture together. This will keep the almonds from sinking to the bottom of the brownie tin.
Bake for 20 minutes until the top is firm but still a little wobbly.
This is an easy recipe and I hope it becomes a favourite for a birthday treat or an addition to your Christmas line up, it will please everyone.

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