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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.