My girls, if you’re reading this, one day you will no doubt have need of a really, really good brownie recipe – fudgy, squidgy, chocolatey and with that ‘proper’ crackly top that good brownies have.
Listen to your mother! I have found just that recipe for you both…..These are just The Best!
I’ve made brownies which are too ‘cake-like’, too under-cooked, too over-cooked, but these beauties really are perfect! And how apt that they come from my most loved cookbook of all time, Nigella Lawson’s awesome masterpiece ‘Feast’.
I have halved Nigella’s recipe, as otherwise it makes far too many (Can one have too many brownies?)
Adapted from Nigella Lawson’s ‘Feast’.
190g dark chocolate
175g Caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
115g plain flour
Half tsp salt
125g white chocolate chips or chunks
icing sugar for dusting.
1. Preheat oven to 160degC (fan oven)
2. Line the sides and base of a small rectangular brownie pan (mine is 24cm x 27cm) with foil or baking parchment.
3. Melt the butter and dark chocolate (I do it in the microwave in short bursts, stopping before the chocolate has completely melted. It finishes melting in the residual heat)
4. In a bowl beat the eggs with the caster sugar and vanilla.
5. Allow the chocolate mixture to cool a little, then add the egg and sugar mixture and beat well. Fold in the flour and salt, then stir in the white chocolate chips/chunks.
6. Pour the mix into the prepared tin.
7. Bake for 25 minutes.
8. When cool dust with icing sugar.