Triple Chocolate Brownies (Recipe)

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I guarantee making these brownies will make your friends fall in love with you! I love baking and have tried making all sorts of cakes and baked goods but at the moment these brownies are a stand out winner. Chocolatey, gooey, rich – what more could you want?! The recipe is from the BBC Good Food website with a few modifications (mostly just more chocolate)! Enough chat, I guess I should give you all the recipe now..

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To make a good tray of brownies (c.20 big squares) you will need:
400g dark chocolate
370g butter
170g plain flour
80g cocoa powder
6 eggs
550g sugar
200g white chocolate
200g milk chocolate

First things first, you need a hot oven! (Pre-heat it to 180 degrees). Then put a pan of boiling water on the hob, in a heatproof bowl and all the dark chocolate and butter and then balance it over the pan so that it melts. Stir every now and again until it’s all melted and looks like this. Molten chocolatey, buttery goodness.

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Whilst the chocolate and butter are melting you need to sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl, and then crack the eggs into a separate bowl and whisk in the sugar. Make sure that the eggs and sugar are mixed in a different bowl to the flour and cocoa powder or you’ll have a disaster on your hands!! Once the eggs and sugar are all whisked up, stir them into the flour/cocoa bowl.

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Stir it all together gently (you don’t want too much air), until it resembles something like this.

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Hopefully you will have found a helper by this point (in which case they can do this while you whisk/stir), but whether it’s you or a helper, the white and milk chocolate need to be chopped into small squares like this.

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At this point I normally eat half the chocolate so if you’re like me then make sure you buy extra! Then you need to pour your molten chocolate/butter into the mixture.

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Then mix it all up and add your chocolate chunks. Give it a good stir so they’re all the way through the mix.

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Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. If you don’t do this you’ll be left with a sticky mess later and no-one wants that! Also foil doesn’t work – trust me! Pour in the mixture, ideally about 1.5 inches thick (any thicker and the outside will burn and the middle won’t be cooked), and bake for 20-30 minutes. make sure you check it regularly.

2015/01/img_3272.jpg Baking time hugely depends on your oven so make sure you check it often. Pull it out and give it a shake (obviously side to side rather than up and down!), if it’s wobbling a lot then it needs more time. Also stick a knife in, but unlike a cake you don’t want it to come out completely clean, a little gooeyness is always good. Then take it out the oven, allow to call then chop it up and serve.

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I work in an office of rowdy boys but I took this in on Monday and they all loved it and it at least quietened them down for a few minutes!! It should last for 2-3 days if you put it in a sealed container. Let me know if you try the recipe as I’m always keen to hear how it works for other people! Happy baking!

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