What is it about warm chocolate brownies and ice cream (preferably vanilla), pure indulgence. There is nothing that I can say about chocolate brownies to suggest that they are a healthy treat in any shape of form. So push that to the back of your mind and on a day when you are feeling like really treating yourself, pull this recipe out of your back pocket.
Years ago I used to make brownies a lot, then I had an occasion where they didn’t work out at all, followed by about two other similar occasions! I was being met with brownies that were ok-ish around the edges but a molten mess of chocolate gooeyness in the middle! Distraught I decided to leave them as a pure indulgence option and find something else to satisfy my needs, I never did. So yesterday after a ‘healthy’ walk in Powerscourt , I decided to have a little look around their food hall (bad idea as I was really hungry). I spotted their chocolate brownies and decided to go home and try baking brownies again, maybe trying a different recipe.
I came across a recipe by Lulu Grimes on the BBC GoodFood website who promised to unveil the secret to the best squidgy chocolate brownies! And do you know what, she wasn’t lying!! So I had to share ;O)
- 100g butter , chopped
- 200g dark chocolate , chopped (I used 100g dark & 100g milk)
- 4 eggs
- 250g golden caster sugar
- 100g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 30g cocoa (I used Bournville cocoa powder)