World’s Best Brownies

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After eating MANY different types of brownies over my 21 years I can safely conclude that this brownie recipe is the best you can get.  These brownies have a soft and gooey centre with a crisp outer layer.  Perfect for a teatime treat!

Prep time:  20 minutes

Ingredients:

50g dark chocolate
175g margarine
350g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence
3 eggs
125g plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
50g cocoa

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 4
  • Get a 22 x 30 x 2.5 cm (9 x 12 x 1 in) oblong tin and line with greaseproof paper or baking parchment.  Grease the paper with margarine using a paper towel.
  • Put the margarine into a pan and melt over a low heat.  Pour it into a mixing bowl, then add the sugar and vanilla.

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  • Add the eggs one at a time and beat in well
  • Sift the flour into the bowl and add the baking powder and the cocoa.  Stir everything together so that it is mixed well.
  • Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and use a sharp knife to cut into small shards.  Add them to the mixture and stir it well again.

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  • Pour the mixture into the tin and smooth the top with the back of a spoon.

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  • Bake for 40 minutes
  • The brownies are ready when they have risen and a crust has formed on top.  They should still be soft in the middle.

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  • Leave the brownies in the tin for 5 minutes, then cut them into squares.  Leave them on a wire rack to cool.

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