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Best ever brownie recipe?

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wingingitalltheway Fri 17-Apr-20 16:42:49

Plain brownie - no nuts or extras and really squishy in the middle. What’s your go-to recipe?

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karmakameleon Fri 17-Apr-20 16:46:45

Nigel Slater’s. No contest. Think it’s on the Guardian website.

Sarahlou63 Fri 17-Apr-20 16:47:53

This one -

Undercook it a bit and add in frozen chocolate chips instead of walnuts. You can also do a gluten free one by substituting ground almonds for flour. Utterly delic.

KTD27 Fri 17-Apr-20 16:49:39

Nigel slater without a shadow of a doubt.

Mumofone87 Fri 17-Apr-20 16:51:47

This one here! I was always a bit crap at making brownies but this one is amazing. Brownies come out really gooey.

Ihopeyourcakeisshit Fri 17-Apr-20 16:56:25

Until this week I would have said Nigel Slater but then I used Orlando Murrin's recipe on BBC Good Food and it was better.
I used dark chocolate chips instead of the ones he suggested as I prefer dark chocolate.

KTD27 Fri 17-Apr-20 19:42:16

@Ihopeyourcakeisshit ooooh them’s fighting words.
I shall obviously HAVE to make them - for science grin

MrsRedFly Fri 17-Apr-20 23:59:40

The hummingbird recipe is really fudgy!

Chocolatecake12 Sat 18-Apr-20 08:53:30

Nigella Lawsons hands down

CottonEaster Sat 18-Apr-20 09:01:44

These Avoca ones but I suggest substituting the flour for ground almonds, the dark chocolate for half dark and half milk, leave out the nuts and drop fresh raspberries or mini rolos into the tin before baking. They're cooked once they are no longer wobbly in the centre. If I have time I refrigerate them once they've cooled in order to cut them neatly. They freeze or keep in the fridge well and can be refreshed at room temp or with a quick blast in the mw.

These are the best. They're like a set rich chocolate mousse.

CottonEaster Sat 18-Apr-20 09:02:57

Oops you said no extras! So forget I suggested rolos or raspberries. They aren't necessary just an extra level for variation.

raspberryrippleicecream Sat 18-Apr-20 10:28:06

It's one I got on here. Will have to try and find it

OnceABadMum Sat 18-Apr-20 10:32:36

@MrsRedFly that’s our go to recipe as well, DD makes them on a regular basis and they’re pretty foolproof and taste amazing!

Ihopeyourcakeisshit Sat 18-Apr-20 11:33:17

@KTD27 I shall bake another batch today, just in case I'm wrong grin

Pintsizedblondie197 Sat 18-Apr-20 12:06:12

Another vote for Nigel Slater 🙋🏼‍♀️ my fiance made these last week and we inhaled them within 2 days blush

Ihopeyourcakeisshit Sat 18-Apr-20 12:14:34

Orlando's recipe is quite similar to Nigel's but with slightly less sugar.
I have cut the sugar in a few of Nigel's recipes as some of them are far too sweet.

P1nkHeartLovesCake Sat 18-Apr-20 12:16:29

You want the BBC best ever brownie recipe. It is the best brownie you will ever make, nothing else comes close!

wingingitalltheway Sat 18-Apr-20 20:52:38

Might have to try a few different recipes...what a shame grin

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NewToRenting Thu 23-Apr-20 15:41:56

Novice baker here, sorry for a Baking 101 question. Most of these recipes call for chocolate to be melted. Is this baking chocolate? Or will any eating chocolate do? If baking choc then sweetened or unsweetened?
DD12 andI made an easy looking brownie recipe off the internet, which had cocoa powder but no actual chocolate. We're no connoisseurs but it's pretty awful! The hummingbird looks pretty straightforward (and has a short list of ingredients!) so might try that one next.

Pomegranatemolasses Thu 23-Apr-20 18:52:57

As was said above, it's this one. The clue's in the name.

Pomegranatemolasses Thu 23-Apr-20 18:55:29

@NewtoRenting, look for chocolate in the baking aisle. Tesco own brand is actually quite good. Unless you're in the US, there is no unsweetened baking choc available here.
Try the above recipe, it's really good.

H1978 Thu 23-Apr-20 21:17:55

This is the recipe I always use

LaurieSchafferIsAllBitterNow Thu 23-Apr-20 21:25:43

Laura in the Kitchen Fudgy Brownies

completely the best...very agreeable to throw things in of you do want to go rogue...I just made some today with bashed cream eggs in (five for a single £1 in farmfoods!)

I scale the recipe up to one and a half times as my best heavy tin is 9x9 and the mix is just too skimpy as it stands for that tin. uses a whole pack of butter and I like that.

@NewToRenting ..i buy lidl or aldi chocolate...39p or so for's decent cocoa solids mostly and the dark stuff is not greasy at all, and if you do want to go the whole hog to 70/80% they also have a decent range that won't break the bank.

NewToRenting Fri 24-Apr-20 04:42:31

Thanks for the replies, sorry I don't live in the UK any more...would kill for a Sainsbury own brand dark chocolategrin We get most "foreign" brands here but much more expensive. Was hoping to use leftover eating chocolate, as we're in very strict lockdown.
The one we made was similar to what you linked H1978, but I cannot taste chocolate at all...I used Hersheys cocoa powder - not gourmet stuff but that's all I have.
Thanks all for the replies. Will try with whatever eating choc we have, and reduce the sugar so it doesn't get too sweet.

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