How to Bake Brownies

It feels like this year is flying, and I’m keeping to my ‘bake something new every month’ challenge really well! I still have no idea what I’m doing half of the time, but I’m learning and getting there. This month I made brownies that turned out incredible, out of everything in this series these are my favourite by far!

I found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website, it is no way near my own, but I did add more milk and white chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 185g Unsalted Butter
  • 185g Dark Chocolate
  • 85g Plain Flour
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • 60g White Chocolate
  • 60g Milk Chocolate
  • 3 Eggs
  • 275g Caster Sugar

Method:

  1. Cut the butter into small chunks, and add it to a medium-sized bowl. Break the dark chocolate into pieces and add it to the same bowl. We need to melt this, which you can do in a microwave, but I prefer to do it over a saucepan of boiling water. Just remember to continuously stir it and make sure the bowl isn’t touching the water. When everything has completely melted, take the bowl off the heat and leave to the side for later.
  2. Set the oven to 160C Conventional/ 180C Gas/ Gas 4. If you have grease proof paper you can use that, but I used butter to grease the tray and it came out just fine. It is recommended to use a shallow 20cm tray, but mine is bigger than that and again it was fine.
  3. In a separate bowl sieve together the cocoa powder and plain flour to erase any lumps. You will not be adding anything else to this bowl.
  4. It would be much easier to buy chocolate chunks, as they’re already small, because you’ll need to cut the blocks in half, so you don’t end up with massive bits of chocolate in your brownies.
  5. Break the three eggs into a different bowl and add the castor sugar. I used a hand whisk, and it didn’t take long to get the mixture thick and creamy.
  6. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl with the egg and sugar, and then fold in together with a figure 8 motion. Just be careful to not knock the air out, so be sure to mix it slowly and by hand.
  7. Use the same motions as the previous step to incorporate the flour and cocoa powder. If the mixture is still dry and dusty then it is not finished. Then add the chocolate chunks and continue to stir until they are evenly spread out. I finished mixing mine when the mixture thickened slightly, but not too much.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared tray and spread it out equally, as well as making sure it’s level.
  9. After 25 minutes you can make sure it is cooked through by carefully giving the tray a little shake. If the mixture moves then it needs to go back in the oven for around five minutes. When it’s ready it will also have a shiny, papery crust.
  10. When it is cooked through you can leave it to cool before removing it from the tray. In order to remove it from the tray I tipped it upside over a cooling rack, and it came straight out. Once cooled, cut into squares or any shape you like and you’re good to go!

This took a little longer than expected to make, but they’re so worth it! To me, they’re what a brownie should be, slightly crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside.

Will you be trying the recipe?

Thank you for reading!

46 Comments

  1. 14th June 2017 / 1:44 pm

    OMG – these brownies looks so good. Definitely need to try this recipe – amazing post X
    Sarah X

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:13 pm

      They tasted incredible! I really hope you get around to trying it! Thank you xx

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:13 pm

      They taste so good, I hope you love them too!xx

  2. 14th June 2017 / 3:37 pm

    OMG! I usually make box brownies, but these make me want to make them from scratch!

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:14 pm

      I hope you get a chance to make them from scratch, as they’re so good!xx

  3. 14th June 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Wow! These brownies look delicious!! I’m definitely going to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

    -Devina

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:16 pm

      They are so good! I hope you get around to trying them! No problem, thank you for reading!xx

  4. 14th June 2017 / 5:10 pm

    These look amazing Hannah like omg! The photos are also incredible! Definitely will be trying these out and I also love the mixture of the chocolates. 🙂
    Megan http://itsmeganquinn.blogspot.ie

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:18 pm

      Thank you Megan! I hope you manage to try them, they taste so good!xx

  5. 14th June 2017 / 5:47 pm

    I LOVE brownies so much! Me and my little one bake them all the time because he’s a wee brownie addict haha. It’s great you’ve done a post on this so people can go try it out with really easy instructions!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:27 pm

      They’re so good, aren’t they?! Aw, that’s so cute! Thank you xx

  6. 14th June 2017 / 6:19 pm

    These look so yummy! I have such a weakness for chocolate, especially white choc so the chunks inside look heavenly, will deffo be trying this recipe when I’m not on a diet!

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:28 pm

      They taste so good! I hope you manage to try them soon!xx

  7. 14th June 2017 / 6:23 pm

    Brownies are one of my favourite treats and these look sooo delicious, I love baking so I will have to bake these! X

    • 14th June 2017 / 8:29 pm

      They taste amazing, I hope you manage to make them!xx

    • 14th June 2017 / 9:02 pm

      They tasted it! They’re so good aren’t they? I hope you love them xx

  8. 14th June 2017 / 8:56 pm

    OMG OMG OMG! This looks so so delicious! I just had dinner but I could eat a whole brownie now! I am defo going to try this recipe! xx corinne

    • 14th June 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Honestly, they taste incredible! Really hope you manage to try it!xx

  9. Caitlin Steele
    14th June 2017 / 8:57 pm

    OMG these look amazing! Definitely going to have to make some sometime! x

    caityloux.blogspot.co.uk

    • 14th June 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Really hope you get around to trying them, they taste so good!xx

  10. 14th June 2017 / 9:50 pm

    These look insane and yes a perfect brownie has to be crispy on the outside and soft on in inside!!
    These look insane and your photos are incredible, definitely give them a go!
    Kate Xx
    http://www.luxekate.blogspot.co.uk

    • 14th June 2017 / 11:54 pm

      So glad you agree! Thank you, and I hope you love them!xx

  11. Nicole Hurst
    15th June 2017 / 8:47 am

    Ah not a good post to read when your on a diet ahah!! They look so yummy!
    Nicole x Nicoleannx

    • 15th June 2017 / 7:30 pm

      They taste it too! I hope you love them!xx

  12. 16th June 2017 / 2:41 am

    These look absolutely amazing! I’m going to have to make some brownies sometime soon ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

    • 16th June 2017 / 10:34 am

      Thank you! I hope you do, they taste so good!xx

  13. 16th June 2017 / 2:59 pm

    These look insane! I now crave brownies..I’m gluten free but this is a great recipe as all I would have to do is change the flour to gluten free flour! I might have to make these they look yum!x

    • 16th June 2017 / 4:27 pm

      They taste amazing, and I’m so glad you can change it so simply to cater for you! I hope you love them!xx

  14. 16th June 2017 / 5:56 pm

    Aaand now I’m craving brownies! Thanks for sharing this and well done on sticking to your baking challenge this year.

    Amy – https://amyevans.co.uk

    • 17th June 2017 / 5:29 pm

      haha sorry about that! No problem, thank you for reading! Thank you!xx

  15. Khadija
    17th June 2017 / 9:45 am

    Those look so tasty and brownies are my fave! Can never go wrong with chocolate! Thanks for sharing the recipe deffo making these later on today ♥

    Khadija x
    http://www.khadijaxmua.co.uk

    • 17th June 2017 / 5:29 pm

      They’re so good aren’t they?! Definitely not! I hope you love them xx

    • 18th June 2017 / 11:44 am

      They’re so good! I hope you get around to trying them out!xx

  16. erin
    18th June 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I really love brownies they are one of my favourites to make! I love them!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  17. 19th June 2017 / 9:18 am

    Crispy on the outside but soft on the inside brownies are literally my favourite- that’s my kind of perfect right there. These look absolutely incredible as well, although I’d probably sub out the white chocolate for more dark chocolate because I am seriously loving dark chocolate lately.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • 19th June 2017 / 4:32 pm

      They really are the brownies of dreams haha! That is such a good idea, bet they’d taste amazing!xx

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