Classic Chocolate Brownies

A classic, gooey chocolate brownie recipe that can be ramped up with added ingredients.

How to

1. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.

classic chocolate brownies

2. Line a 22cm square brownie tin with baking parchment. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a microwave or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Cool to room temperature.

3. Whisk the eggs and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

classic chocolate brownies

4. Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and sift on the flour, baking powder and cocoa.

5. Fold this in to give a fudgy batter.

classic chocolate brownies

6. To ramp it up, add 100g chopped white or milk chocolate chunks OR 100g toasted, roughly chopped hazelnuts or pecans OR 2 handfuls of baby marshmallows.

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is cracked but the middle just set. Cool completely, then lift out of the tin and cut.

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