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Recipe: Creamy chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies are hard to beat, and they're easy to make. This recipe is a great one to get your kids involved in - as long as they promise not to fight over who gets to lick the bowl!

Creamy chocolate fudge brownies - makes 16

Ingredients for chocolate fudge brownies

  • 180g unsalted butter
  • 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 large eggs plus 2 extra egg yokes
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180g light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • pinch salt
  • 150g Oreos or similar, broken into pieces
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Method for making chocolate fudge brownies

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  2. Lightly grease a 20cm square baking tin with butter
  3. Melt the rest of the butter and the chocolate in a bowl above some hot water. Stir until the mixture is smooth
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, extra egg yolks and vanilla extract together until the mixture becomes fluffy
  5. Gradually add the sugar, stirring continuously. Keep whisking until the mixture becomes stiffer
  6. Pour the chocolate into the mixture, adding around the sides so as not to knock the air out. Beat until the mixture has a silky texture
  7. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and about half of the chocolate biscuits. Stir until it is well mixed
  8. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and distributed the rest of the biscuits on the top, pressing them into the mixture slightly
  9. Bake in the oven for around 25 minutes. Unlike with cakes, you don't want a skewer to come out clean - the brownies should be slightly gooey in the middle
  10. Allow to cool in the tray, then cut them into squares and dust with icing sugar

Tips for making chocolate brownies

  • You can substitute the chocolate biscuits for chopped nuts, dried fruit or honeycomb
  • If you find the brownies too rich, use half dark chocolate and half milk chocolate
  • Serve warm with a dollop of vanilla cream

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