Pastry Chef Lisa Marley is working in partnership with Britannia Living to develop exciting recipes for every month of 2016.
When we’re thinking about decadent sweet treats, chocolate brownies are often at the forefront of our culinary thoughts. Rich, moist and full of indulgent chocolatey goodness, brownies are heavenly when baked to perfection.
My brownie recipe provides maximum sweet satisfaction from minimum effort – they’re really that simple! Start with a bowl of whisked eggs, sugar and vanilla, then melt down some high quality chocolate and butter before adding the mixture to the eggs. I like to add a little pinch of salt to the mixture as I love the way it really brings out the flavour of the chocolate. Gently mix together with some plain flour and some raising agent and the brownie mix is complete!
For the final touch, make these brownies truly decadent and delicious by adding white chocolate chips. Delicious!
200g soft butter – unsalted
200g 70% dark chocolate – chopped
250g caster sugar
4 medium eggs – beaten
3tbsp vanilla extract
115g plain flour – sieved
100g white chocolate chunks
Line and grease a 23cm square cake tin with baking paper
Pre-heat the oven to 160°C gas mark 3
Melt the chocolate and butter together on the hob
Use a heavy based saucepan and allow to cool
Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla
Add in the melted chocolate and butter
Mix and combine
Add in the flour and mix until all the ingredients are completely incorporated
Add in the white chocolate chunks and gently combine by hand with a spoon
Pour into the lined baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes
Centre should be squidgy, but not firm
The brownie will continue to cook once out of the oven
Allow to cool and cut into slices