As The Great British Bake Off recently proved, even brownies don’t always go to plan and sometimes the simpler the recipe, the better the results.
After years of brownie making, this is my favourite recipe and became known as ‘Auntie Milly’s Chocolate Brownies’ long before I actually became an Aunt. I hope you love them just as much.
Here’s how to make the best ever chocolate brownies, whether you’re an aunt or not:
- 8oz Cooking Chocolate (I prefer dark but you can use milk chocolate)
- 6oz Butter
- 6oz Plain Flour
- 12oz Golden Caster Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 1tsp Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of salt
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1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Melt the butter and sugar together over a low heat. Once they are fully melted take off the heat and cool slightly before beating in the eggs (otherwise they may scramble).
3. Fold in the vanilla essence, flour, and sugar.
4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and pour the mixture over. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes, or until if you poke a skewer in the middle it comes out clean(ish).
5. Cool on a wire rack, then cut into squares. Serve a square with a cup of tea, or for dessert with vanilla ice-cream and raspberries.
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Want to jazz things up? Add finely chopped nuts, or sprinkle crushed Crunchie or Malteser pieces over just before putting the brownies in the oven, or when they’re freshly baked.