The ultimate brownie recipe.  For a recipe which is easy rather than ultimate, have a look at this one instead.


Makes 12

125g / 4oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
375g / 12oz caster sugar
75g / 3oz cooking chocolate, roughly chopped
125g / 4oz butter
3 eggs
2 tsp espresso or strong coffee
100g / 3.5oz chopped mixed nuts

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas 3. Grease and flour an 11 by 7 inch(ish) cake tin. The flouring is very important, make sure it is even and the brownies will escape from the tin intact! Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and beat for about 30 seconds. Melt the chocolate and butter in a pan, make sure you do not overheat the mixture. Allow the chocolate mix to cool slightly and then beat in the eggs, coffee and chopped nuts. Mix in the dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into the tin and bake for 45 mins or until the top is firm. Allow to cool in the tin, then turn out and cut into 12 yummy squares.

Author: Rachel Wheeley

Comedian, podcaster, based in London, UK

6 thoughts on “Brownies”

  1. I can attest they are very good for hangovers.
    Please can they also have chocolate chunks in next time. x

  2. mmmm i want brownies too…. maybe i’ll make some as i can’t be planting potatoes, although that’ll mean a trip to the supermarket in this weather….

  3. These ones turned out better than any I’ve ever made before – it’s all about greasing and then flouring the tin! Or just luck I guess.

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