These chewy, fudgy chocolate brownies, created by the domestic goddess Nigella herself, are my reliable go-to goodies when asked to bring a plate for morning or afternoon teas. They are best eaten on the day made (which often means I get up early on the day to make them) and are ridiculously good warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.
Ingredients (makes 16 large brownies)
200g good-quality dark chocolate
250g salted butter
1¾ cups brown sugar
⅓ cup cocoa
1¼ cups plain flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 160°C fan-forced. Line a 20cm x 30cm rectangular tin with baking paper.
Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave (or on the stovetop) and stir until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
Place sugar, eggs, cocoa, flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Pour in chocolate mixture and mix until combined.
Pour into prepared tin and bake for 35-45 minutes or until set on top (but should still be gooey in the middle). Leave to cool slightly in tin.
Cut into 16 evenly sizes pieces. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson.
NB: Can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, but in my opinion, the fresher the better.