Gooey Chocolate Brownies

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.

Ingredients:

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.

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2) Add all the dry ingredients together in a bowl and mix to break up the lumps. Form a well in the middle.

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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.

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4) Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and add to the cooled chocolate/butter mixtureIMG_4484

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.

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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.

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7) Add the remaining half of the mixture and make sure to cover all the chocolate chunks.IMG_4504

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. 

IMG_13979) 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!

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