Oh No!! Not another chocolate brownie recipe!!....Sorry I felt it was selfish not to share it...

Oh Yes!! If you like your chocolate brownies extra chocolatey, fudgey and teeth rottingly gooey, then read on...

I know that there are already a number of chocolate brownie recipes on this site and I mean no disrespect to them, but after spending the last couple of years in pursuit of the best chocolate brownie recipe,I felt that I had to share what is in my opinion and in the opinion of the rest of the judges - read that as family and friends - the best recipe I have tried so far. It's not the simplest recipe either compared to some I have tried, but well worth it.

Now for the ingredients...

  • 185gr butter
  • 185gr really good dark chocolate
  • 85gr plain flour
  • 40gr cocoa (100% cocoa gives the best result)
  • A good pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 275gr caster sugar
  • 50gr really good dark chocolate, roughly chopped #
  • 50gr walnuts, roughly chopped #

# You can substitute the roughly chopped dark chocolate and walnuts for whatever you fancy really. White chocolate, grated orange rind, cherries, any other nuts you would prefer.#

One day I'm going to try it with roughly chopped after eight mints.......The after eights just have to survive long enough to get in mixture...


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1. Good quality dark chocolate, I prefer to use the 81% cocoa. It gives a richer taste.2. Put the dark chocolate and butter in a large heatproof  bowl.3. The chocolate and butter should melt together and have a nice glossy look. It shouldn't be separated or appear fudgie.4. I line my tin with grease proof paper that has been made wet and gently squeezed out before being laid in the tin. I don't use any butter or margarine.5. Sieve the cocoa powder, plain flour, salt and instant coffee together.Roughly chop your chocolate and nuts or what ever  other ingredients you have chosen to add to the mixture.6. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and double in volume. It should look like this with little bubbles coming to the surface.Be careful not to over whisk though!7. Pour the cooled chocolate and butter mix into the egg and sugar mix and take care to gently fold together.8. When combined it should look like this.9. You then re-sieve the flour, cocoa powder, salt and instant coffee over the chocolate,butter,egg and sugar mix. Gently fold together.10. The mixture will become muddy and thick, like this, Take care not to over combine, just enough is good.11. Sprinkle on your roughly chopped chocolate and nuts. Gently folding into the thick chocolate  mixture.12. Put the finished brownie mixture into your tin and pop into a pre heated oven.13. How your chocolate brownies will look when they are cooked.14. Rich dark chocolatey, gooey, wrap round the teeth brownies. All ready to eat.15. I eat them warm with ice cream, I find vanilla compliments them very well. To be honest I'm not really fussy how I eat them.....
1. Good quality dark chocolate, I prefer to use the 81% cocoa. It gives a richer taste.
1. Good quality dark chocolate, I prefer to use the 81% cocoa. It gives a richer taste.
2. Put the dark chocolate and butter in a large heatproof  bowl.
2. Put the dark chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl.
3. The chocolate and butter should melt together and have a nice glossy look. It shouldn't be separated or appear fudgie.
3. The chocolate and butter should melt together and have a nice glossy look. It shouldn't be separated or appear fudgie.
4. I line my tin with grease proof paper that has been made wet and gently squeezed out before being laid in the tin. I don't use any butter or margarine.
4. I line my tin with grease proof paper that has been made wet and gently squeezed out before being laid in the tin. I don't use any butter or margarine.
5. Sieve the cocoa powder, plain flour, salt and instant coffee together.
5. Sieve the cocoa powder, plain flour, salt and instant coffee together.
Roughly chop your chocolate and nuts or what ever  other ingredients you have chosen to add to the mixture.
Roughly chop your chocolate and nuts or what ever other ingredients you have chosen to add to the mixture.
6. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and double in volume. It should look like this with little bubbles coming to the surface.Be careful not to over whisk though!
6. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and double in volume. It should look like this with little bubbles coming to the surface.Be careful not to over whisk though!
7. Pour the cooled chocolate and butter mix into the egg and sugar mix and take care to gently fold together.
7. Pour the cooled chocolate and butter mix into the egg and sugar mix and take care to gently fold together.
8. When combined it should look like this.
8. When combined it should look like this.
9. You then re-sieve the flour, cocoa powder, salt and instant coffee over the chocolate,butter,egg and sugar mix. Gently fold together.
9. You then re-sieve the flour, cocoa powder, salt and instant coffee over the chocolate,butter,egg and sugar mix. Gently fold together.
10. The mixture will become muddy and thick, like this, Take care not to over combine, just enough is good.
10. The mixture will become muddy and thick, like this, Take care not to over combine, just enough is good.
11. Sprinkle on your roughly chopped chocolate and nuts. Gently folding into the thick chocolate  mixture.
11. Sprinkle on your roughly chopped chocolate and nuts. Gently folding into the thick chocolate mixture.
12. Put the finished brownie mixture into your tin and pop into a pre heated oven.
12. Put the finished brownie mixture into your tin and pop into a pre heated oven.
13. How your chocolate brownies will look when they are cooked.
13. How your chocolate brownies will look when they are cooked.
14. Rich dark chocolatey, gooey, wrap round the teeth brownies. All ready to eat.
14. Rich dark chocolatey, gooey, wrap round the teeth brownies. All ready to eat.
15. I eat them warm with ice cream, I find vanilla compliments them very well. To be honest I'm not really fussy how I eat them.....
15. I eat them warm with ice cream, I find vanilla compliments them very well. To be honest I'm not really fussy how I eat them.....

Do you bake your own chocolate brownies?

  • Yes, I love them.
  • No, it's easier to buy them.
  • No, I don't like them.
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Now for the instructions....

  1. Put the 85gr dark chocolate and 85gr butter into a large heat proof bowl (See picture 2). Place the bowl over a pan of very slow simmering water, it's important that the bowl isn't touching the water, you want the chocolate and butter to melt together slowly to combine. If you're impatient and try and do it quickly the chocolate and butter will go fudgey and won't combine nicely and you'll be left with a greasy mess. When they are glossy and melted, (See picture 3) set aside to cool right down.
  2. Now you can put you're oven on to heat up, 180c - gas mark 4 or 160 c for fan assisted ovens.
  3. Line you're tin, the tin I use is 25cm x 16cm x 5cm. To line it I take grease proof paper cut it larger than my tin, so it'll hang over the edge (See picture 4). I then get the paper wet carefully squeeze out the excess water and line my tin with it. I find that works just fine without the need to grease the tin, you could always us butter or margarine if you'd prefer.
  4. Sieve the plain flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee powder and salt together into a bowl
  5. Put the eggs and sugar in to a large mixing bowl, large enough to hold all of the ingredients. Whisk them together until thick, pale and double in volume (See picture 6) - I'd recommend using an electric mixer as this can take up to five minutes or more.
  6. Carefully pour the cooled, melted chocolate mixture in to the egg and sugar mixture. Fold together, being careful not to knock the air out. (See picture 8)
  7. Resieve the flour, cocoa, coffee powder and salt over the top of the chocolatey mixture. (See picture 9)
  8. Gently fold this all together. It will become thick and gunky. (See picture 10) Don't be tempted to over do it, stop when it becomes muddy.
  9. Sprinkle the roughly chopped chocolate and walnuts - or whatever you've chosen - over the top of the mixture and carefully stir in.
  10. Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and pop onto the middle shelf in the oven. Cook for about 25 - 30 minutes depending how gooey you like you brownies in the middle. You can't test if brownies are cooked with a toothpick or knife like other cakes as you want them sticky in the middle. (See picture 13)
  11. Allow to cool a little in the tin before carefully lifting out, using the over hanging greaseproof paper and cut into rectangles - I get about 12 decent sized brownies from my tin, (See picture 14) you may like to cut them smaller as they are rich. If you didn't use greaseproof paper then wait until completely cooled before cutting and lifting out.
  12. Serve with vanilla icecream or fresh cream and enjoy!!. Be warned these are as chocolatey as they look......I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!

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bell du jour 5 years ago from Ireland

I like your style! and I'll definitely be trying this recipe:-) voted up!


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EuroCafeAuLait 5 years ago from Croatia, Europe

It's autumn and you're scaring me - where is my wreath of garlic - stay away from rich chocolately brownies...


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North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

I am always willing to try a new Brownie recipe!


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Lillee McLoflin 5 years ago from Texas

It's chocolate - I'm a fan already! Will be trying this one out for my next party.


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Cresentmoon2007 5 years ago from Caledonia, MI

wonderful recipe, sounds divine!


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

Mmmmm. . . this sounds to delicious to resist!

Sannel


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debbie roberts 5 years ago from Greece Author

Thank you for the comments. I'd be interested in your opinions on the brownies if you do try the recipe.


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daisyf1305 5 years ago from miami beach

What R u talking about I love brownies as do my babies and all good recip are welcome..... As a matter of fact I'll be making brownies, Debbie style...


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debbie roberts 5 years ago from Greece Author

Hope you and your family enjoy them!!


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daisyf1305 5 years ago from miami beach

Oh I just know we will and I'll come back and share their words...


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Funny and good directions. I particularly liked the title lol.

Thanks for SHARING.


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debbie roberts 4 years ago from Greece Author

Hi Brett, thank you for reading... I remember feeling daft when I wrote it as I know there are so many brownie recipes out there, but if I could prevent someone else going through what me and my family had gone through in pursuit of THAT chocolate brownie recipe, then I felt I had no other option other than to publish it....LOL....


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Those don't sound like brownies... those sound more like bites of heaven. I think I went into a partial brownie coma just reading this.

I just might have to try this as soon as I stop drooling. Loved this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I will add this to my must trys!


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debbie roberts 4 years ago from Greece Author

Hi barbergirl28, if you like chocolate then you won't be disappointed. The last batch I made, I added some grated orange zest, they were really good!!

I hope you find the brownies as good as I found your peanut butter balls!! My lot are already baying for more.

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