I’ve made these incredible gooey chocolate brownies so many times now and have been asked for the recipe just as many times. So I thought it’s about time for me to share it with others. I’ve tweaked it slightly from a Jamie Oliver recipe, so I can’t take full credit for it, but it never fails me.
At first I used to make the basic version, but nowadays I add a centre of white chocolate chunks, or whatever chocolate I have laying around. It really does make a difference in my opinion, so give it a go.
200g Dark Chocolate
250g Salted Butter
200g Golden Caster Sugar
6 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
4 Heaped Tbsp Self-Raising Flour
4 Medium Eggs
Optional: White Chocolate Chunks for the centre
1) Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4 or 180•C. Scrunch a large piece of grease proof paper and moisten it under the tap with only a little bit of water. Unfold and line the baking tin and set aside.
2) Add all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and mix to break up the lumps. Form a well in the middle.
3) Cut the butter in cubes and break the chocolate into pieces and place in another microwave proof bowl. Microwave for approx 2 minutes in 30 second bursts or until melted. This can also be done over a bain-marie if preferred. Mix to form a glossy mix and let it cool for a minute.
5) Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate and mix until it is fully incorporated. Try not to over stir/mix as it will get thicker, making it harder to pour into the tray.
6) Add half the mix to the baking tin and layer the chocolate chunks on top, making sure to leave a 1cm edge. I do this because I usually trim the sides off before cutting into squares.
8) Bake for about 20-30 mins until it’s done to your liking. It really does depend on how good your oven is, but I usually bake mine for between 20-25 minutes as everyone loves the gooey centre.
9) Once slightly cooled, take it out of the tin, and trim 1cm off all the sides and cut into squares – as big or small as you like. My baking tin allows me to get approximately 15 decent sized brownies.
And everybody loves a gooey chocolate brownie – especially when it’s freshly baked and still warm from the oven. So enjoy!