Thursday, 9 May 2013


These chocolate brownies are absolutely divine just on their own. They are mouthwateringly fudgy and totally addictive. If you ask any of my friends, they would say I don't really eat chocolate .. believe me, if these are any where near me, I cannot resist them! They are just so good! 

450g unsalted butter, roughly chopped
450g 50% dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
450g castor sugar
8 eggs
120g whole unskinned hazelnuts (optional)
120g 70% dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
(50% will work well here too)
170g plain flour


Preheat oven to 150C fan.

Grease and line a 36 x 26 cm baking tray with parchment paper.

Place the butter and 50% chocolate drops into a heatproof bowl and place over a pot of barely simmering water to melt. Ensure that the bowl is not touching the water as you don't want the chocolate to burn. Stir constantly until completely melted and smooth.

With a hand held mixer, beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until smooth, light & fluffy.

Slowly pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture and stir gently to combine.

Add the hazelnuts, 70% chocolate drops and flour to the mixture and fold in gently until fully incorporated.

Pour into the greased and lined baking tin and place on the middle shelf of the oven to bake for 30-35 minutes. 

Check after 20 minutes and turn to get even colour. The brownie is cooked when it is just firm to touch but still with a bit of softness when pressed gently on top. This will mean a lovely fudgy texture in the centre. 

Leave to cool completely before cutting into squares. 

Serve them whatever way you like.. with cream, ice cream, raspberry coulis, with a big cup of tea.. you choose!


  1. Yummy, that looks delicious! I've tried a few brownie recipes but will definitely give this recipe a go.

    1. Honestly they are really good! The one thing I would say is watch the timing very carefully towards the end. If the top begins to crack a lot it is a sign that they are definitely done. They are best left to completely cool before you cut them and then the texture is the best!! Let me know how u get on! Laura :-)