Beautifully basic chocolate chip brownie recipe

Beautifully basic chocolate chip brownie recipe

Basic; in terms of your bog standard, no thrills brownie, but no stranger to extreme richness and rotting teeth.

Chocolate brownies!

Everyone still seems somewhat undecided if it sounds racist 🤔 but we don’t care about that!

Chocolate, and, butter! With loads of sugar! What’s not to like.

Ingredients (makes 15 brownies)
  •     400g butter
  •     400g caster sugar
  •     250-300g milk chocolate
  •     50-100g milk chocolate chips
  •     4 eggs
  •     200g plain flour
  •     1-2 tsp baking powder
  •     Oil or butter to grease dish
Equipment
  •     2 mixing bowls
  •     A hand whisk, electric is much easier
  •     A sieve
  •     A spatula
  •     Microwave, or a saucepan and metal bowl to make a bain marie
  •     I usually use a large Pyrex dish, which measures about 15cm x 30cm
Cooking method (40-60 minutes)
  1.     Start but putting the chocolate and butter in a mixing bowl, if using a microwave use a plastic bowl and heat on full for 20-30 seconds, remove and stir and keep doing this until everything has melted, you want to try and heat it as little as possible and dissolve as much as possible by stirring. If using a saucepan and metal bowl then half fill the pan with water and bring to the boil, reduce the heat to low and put the bowl on top so the steam melts the chocolate and butter.
  2.     Put the chocolatey butter liquid into the fridge.
  3.     Turn the oven on to 160°c (fan).
  4.     Crack the eggs into a clean mixing bowl and add the sugar. Whisk well on full speed for a minute or two until thick and foamy, it should be a pale golden colour. If using a manual whisk this should take 3-5 minutes.
  5.     Take the chocolate mix out of the fridge and pour into the egg mix, use a spatula to empty the bowl.
  6.     Mix well with a whisk.
  7.     Sieve the flour and baking powder into the mix and fold in with the spatula. Folding in means gently mixing without knocking any air out.
  8.     Grease the baking dish and fill with brownie mix.
  9.     Sprinkle chocolate chips on the top and put in the oven for 20-25 minutes, it’ll be ready when you can put a skewer in the centre and it comes out clean.
  10.     Eat lots of brownies.
Earn some brownie points

Originating in America, the little bites are true devils food. Butter. Sugar. Chocolate. Nice

Once cool these can be cut into squares and individually wrapped in clingfilm to go the freezer.

When you fancy one just pop it in a bowl and cover it with the clingfilm and microwave on full for 1-2 minutes.

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