Ultimate chocolate brownie recipe, please?

(34 Posts)
AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Sat 28-Sep-13 20:02:58

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mrscog Sat 28-Sep-13 20:07:38

I like the one in the Nigella Feast book, gooey chocolate brownies with white chocolate lumps in. They are in the Christmas section as she dusts them with icing sugar to look snowy! (I think she also adds some snowmen decorations but obviously they can be omitted).

SanityClause Sat 28-Sep-13 20:08:28

Okay, these are wheat fee, egg free and dairy free, and really yummy!

BellaVita Sat 28-Sep-13 20:09:03

Mary Berry all in one

Fool proof! Honestly!

clary Sat 28-Sep-13 20:09:41

I use Nigella's.

Melt 375g butter and ditto dark choc. Beat 6 eggs with 400g caster sugar. Beat into choc.
Stir in 225 g plain flour. When cooler, add a chopped bar of white choc, or walnuts if you like.
30x20 tin, 25-30 mins at 180C.

I use organic butter, high grade chocolate and golden caster sugar (not sure if it helps but maybe!) and they are always highly praised.

RVPisnomore Sat 28-Sep-13 20:09:41

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1223/bestever-brownies

Try these, my DH who isn't keen on brownies loves these.

clary Sat 28-Sep-13 20:10:10

x-post mrscog

HarkAtYou Sat 28-Sep-13 20:12:19

I reccomend Sarah Beany's brownie recipe with extra white chocolate chips.

Also top tip, they are ready when the top has just cracked. That way you get a good gooey middle.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Sat 28-Sep-13 20:15:52

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Ruprekt Sat 28-Sep-13 20:17:06

Ds (11) makes better brownies than me! Dammit!smilesmile

MollyBerry Sat 28-Sep-13 20:17:07

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1223/bestever-brownies
I second these!! I always uses this without the chocolate chunks, they are AMAZZZZING

talulahbelle Sat 28-Sep-13 20:18:42

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/bloomin-brilliant-brownies

love love love these smile

mrscog Sat 28-Sep-13 20:21:58

Ah but clary this is further evidence that they are the best! I've always received high praise for mine too and I'm a bit of a hit and miss baker!

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Sat 28-Sep-13 20:25:35

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Parmarella Sat 28-Sep-13 20:26:07

I want a recipe for simple brownies with no chunks or stuff.

And with butter, not marge

But not too rich ( can't eat the Jamie ones)

FriskyHenderson Sat 28-Sep-13 20:46:17
koalacube Sat 28-Sep-13 20:48:54

Search mumsnet recipes for brownies, there's a good simple one there.

Will try to link.

koalacube Sat 28-Sep-13 20:50:21
smugmumofboys Sat 28-Sep-13 20:54:03

I'm with mrscog. The Nigella Feast ones every time. They are famous in my family and my rellies always ask if I've brought some to get togethers.

Tips: I use Sainsburys Basics dark choc and it works well - no need for poncey stuff.

They are very gooey in the middle when they come out of the oven so I always freeze them and then defrost when they're needed. This gives them a fab texture.

dizzy77 Sat 28-Sep-13 20:55:56

My favourite recipe and piece of p*ss to make. Out of the ultimate baking book. Cook to squidginess - don't go over.

130g/4oz plain choc, chopped
175g/6oz Butter, cut into pieces
400g/14oz sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
120g/4oz plain flour
[optional]
60g/2oz chopped plain choc/choc chips
200g/7oz chopped walnuts, pecans or Brazil nuts

Preheat oven to 175C/160C fan/gas 4. Line at 32x22cm/13x9in baking tin w baking parchment. In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, stir in sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each edition. Beat in vanilla essence, if using nuts and chocolate chips. Stir in the flour until just blended; batter will be stiff. Spread in prepared tin.

Bake the brownies until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with sticky crumbs attached, 30 to 35 mins. Do not over bale. Transfer the time to a wire rack to cool completely, then cut into 24 pieces.

smugmumofboys Sat 28-Sep-13 20:56:55
dizzy77 Sat 28-Sep-13 20:57:55

I got about nervous about the slight undercooked ness of my browning whilst pg but that didn't stop me licking the bowl with all the raw egg in it. Dark chocolate is high in folic acid, etc, surely grin.

Hunfriend Sat 28-Sep-13 21:03:10

Koala I use that MN recipe and have grown men literally weeping grin
Best recipe ever !

SoftSheen Sat 28-Sep-13 21:04:17

dizzy77 Dark chocolate is also a good source of iron, though for some reason they don't often highlight that in pregnancy books grin

MikeLitoris Sat 28-Sep-13 21:06:42

Look at the recipes here for suzywongs the are brilliant

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