Easy Chocolate Brownies



Great with a cup of tea!

Easy Chocolate Brownies

I love chocolate brownies! They’re fun to make and even more fun to eat! However, some recipes are long, tiresome and complicated; they really take the fun out of baking brownies. However, this recipe (as described by the name) is very easy, writes Sofia Bernados


Ingredients

375g dark chocolate

375g butter, cut into pieces (plus extra butter to line the tray)

500g caster sugar

6 medium eggs

225g plain flour


Method

Butter and line a 30cm x 21cm tray. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Break up the chocolate roughly and place with the butter in a heat-proof bowl. Half-fill a pan of water and rest the bowl on top of the pan. The bowl should almost 'sit' on the pan.

Heat the pan on a hob on a medium head and the chocolate and butter will start to melt. Stir until it until melted.

Then, beat the sugar and eggs in a bowl until fully combined. Next, stir in the melted chocolate, add the flour and beat well.

Pour the mixture into a greased tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top looks papery and feels slightly wobbly. Leave to cool in the tin.


For the topping (this is optional)

140g good quality dark chocolate

50g butter, cut into pieces

Icing sugar for dusting


Method

If you're making the topping, break up the chocolate with the butter and melt using the same method. Stir until smooth then spread over the cake. Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.


Finally, kick back, relax and enjoy the sweet, warm taste of your freshly-baked easy chocolate brownies.