The Best Brownies You Will Ever Eat
Brownies are a personal thing. Everyone thinks theirs are the best. But I know these are the best. I discovered the recipe in BBC Good Food Magazine when I was ten years old and nothing has beaten it since. A glossy surface leading way to immensely chewy, fudgy depths underneath. I like mine a little undercooked. Even better if you chill them before serving.
100g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
100g unsalted butter
300g caster sugar
pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
125g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 180C.
Melt the butter and chocolate together over a bowl of simmering water.
Allow to cool slightly before stirring in the vanilla, salt and sugar.
Add the eggs, one at a time, making sure they have been completely incorporated.
Finally, stir in the flour and cocoa powder.
Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 40 – 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre emerges with just a few damp crumbs clinging to it.
Leave to cool before slicing.