Recipe video above. These are my "go to" brownies, the one I have been making for years that's super easy and outrageously chocolatey. The best fudgey chocolatey brownies made without fuss, in one bowl in 10 minutes. These are not the cakey kind, they're soft fudgey kind. Super rich and moist!
Cuisine: South Western
Keyword: best brownies, brownies recipe, chocolate brownies, easy brownies
180g/6ozdark chocolate block/bar (optional), chopped into chunks rather than shards, (bittersweet or semi-sweet, cooking chocolate) (Note 2)
Alternative stir in
1.5 cupsroughly chopped walnuts (or other nuts)
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F (160°C fan forced).
Spray a 20cm/8" square tin with oil and line with baking/parchment paper with overhang (Note 2).
Place butter and chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl, microwave in 30 second bursts (takes me 1m 30 sec) until melted. Stir until smooth.
Add sugar and vanilla, mix, then add eggs and mix well until smooth and molten.
Add flour, cocoa and salt and stir until smooth. Stir in chopped chocolate, pour into pan.
Bake 24 minutes for really gooey in the centre, 28 minutes for fudgey but still very moist (my favourie, shown in video & photos), 32 minutes for moist fudge-cake-like. (See in post for toothpick testphotos).
If you didn't use the extra chocolate for stirring in, reduce cook time by 2 minutes.
Rest for 10 minutes before lifting out of the pan. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting. Store in an airtight container for 4 days (bet they don't last that long!) or freeze for 3 months.
1. Chocolate - Use cooking chocolate chips from the baking section of the supermarket, not eating chocolate.Also use cooking chocolate bars for the add in chunks (though eating chocolate will work here too, just that not all types/brands will melt so you get a smooth molten ooze like you see in the video)2. Lining pan - Have overhang so you can lift the brownies out of the tin.3. Baking measures - Cups, tbsp and tsp measures differ slightly in size between countries. For most recipes on my blog, the difference is not enough to make a difference, or the difference is relative and consistent across all ingredients in a recipe. Where the difference DOES matter, I specify the measurements for different countries, like I do for my Chewy Oatmeal Raisin cookies. For this recipe, it DOES NOT matter so you can use cups or weights per the recipe, no matter which country you are in. The only exception is Japan, please use the weight measures, not cups.4. Storage - airtight container for 4 days, refrigerate only if it's very hot. Or freeze for up to 3 months.5. Nutrition per brownie, assuming 16 pieces, without extra chocolate stir through.