Looking for the best brownies you’ll ever make? Look no further, I’m sharing the best recipe with you today.
Be honest with yourself, brownies are easily one of the best things you can bake. It can be hard to find a recipe that genuinely works well – especially achieving that perfect dense and fudgy texture.
I found that using a mixture of milk and dark chocolate along with cocoa powder will help you make the best ever brownies, seriously, trust me on this one (I’ve made enough brownies to tell you that).
When it comes to the chocolate and cocoa powder you use, a good quality brand will really help elevate and intensify the flavour and texture. That’s why I’m using 44% cocoa milk chocolate and 100% cocoa dark chocolate (the combination of the two balance very well).
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Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
100g Milk chocolate.
100g Unsweetened chocolate (100% cocoa).
100g Plain flour.
50g Cocoa powder.
300g Granulated sugar.
Before you get into the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work first. Start by preheating your oven to 180˚c/350˚f, place a saucepan with a small amount of water onto the hob over a medium heat, weigh up your ingredients, line a 8 inch square tin with parchment paper and get any other equipment you may need, such as a stand mixer and a silicon spatula.
To start, take a heatproof bowl (one thats big enough to fit on top of the saucepan of simmering water) and place in the butter, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Place the bowl over the heat and allow to melt, once you can see it melting, you will then want to stir the mixture until it’s smooth and no traces of a single ingredient can be seen. Once you’ve achieved this, set aside, allowing it to cool down bit before you use it.
Now you can go ahead and take a medium sized bowl and sift in the plain flour and cocoa powder. Once sifted into the bowl, you can take a whisk and just combine them a little further – set aside until needed later on.
Into a large mixing bowl (I sued my stand mixer and mixing bowl), place the eggs and sugar. Whisk them together until they are lighter in colour and consistency- it should be a pale yellow-ish colour and is smooth in texture.
Turn the speed to a medium and gently pour in the melted chocolate butter mixture, then once it’s incorporated, mix for a short while afterwards, just until it’s fully incorporated.
Next you can add in the sieved dry mix, then fold it in using a spatula or metal spoon, just until the dry ingredients have been incorporated. Try your best not to over-mix at this stage.
Add the brownie batter into your lined cake tin and bake in your preheated oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes or a tester comes out with a few crumbs on.
When there is about 10 minutes remaining, remove from the oven and finish them off with some more of the chocolate buttons, I used milk and unsweetened along with some cocoa nibs, which add a little texture and flavour.
Once they are baked,
Then cool in the tin until they are fully cooled. To make the texture and flavour even better, place in the fridge for as long as possible – this is probably the best recommendation I have when making good brownies even better
Now they are cooled and ready, slice up into 8 bars or 16 bitesize portions
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.