Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Picture by Rebecca Bernstein

Little ones will not only love the taste of these go0ey brownies but will have heaps of fun making them, too. 

Serves 12

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 220g unrefined, golden caster sugar
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 200g 70% dark chocolate
  • 50g plain flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • A handful of flaked almonds

 What To Do:

  1. Break up the dark chocolate into a small bowl and place this over a pan of simmering water and leave to melt.
  2. While the chocolate is melting, put the butter and sugar in a food processor and blitz until the butter is smooth and creamy and completely combined with the sugar.  With the food processor still whizzing, break each egg, one at a time, into the butter and allow it to mix thoroughly before adding the next egg.  If the mixture splits a bit, do not worry.
  3. Scrape out the butter mixture into a large-ish bowl and once the chocolate is completely melted, pour on top of the butter mixture and give it a good stir.
  4. Sift your flour, cocoa powder, ground almonds, and baking powder into the chocolate mix and again, stir well so all the flour is completely mixed it.  Add a pinch of salt and combine.
  5. Line a roasting tin (which is approx 28cm by 16cm) with greaseproof paper and pour in the chocolate mix.  Sprinkle with flaked almonds – as many as you like.
  6. Pop in the oven at 180C/ gas mark 4 for 25 minutes, or until the surface of the brownies has formed a slight crust but is still slightly wobblely in the middle.
  7. Leave in the tin to cool for a good half hour; if you can bear the temptation, that is.
  8. Slice the brownies into 12 sections, pop on a plate, dust with icing sugar, then enjoy.

These brownies keep for a good 5 days if kept in an air tight container (often they taste even better the next day) and they freeze very well.

Recipe by Fleur Sladen @

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