July 28, 2015 Emma 0 Comments

The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Brownies

I have a love/hate relationship with chocolate fudge brownies. I love to eat them, hate to make them. Over the years I've tried to make them quite a few times and no matter what I do something always seems to go wrong. They're either too gooey or too dry, the edges go hard and crispy and they never, ever get that flaky top like they're meant to. Well, until now anyway.

When we were visiting Brighton and the lovely Isla, you can find her gorgeous vintage Etsy shop Gold Dust in Our Hands here, she made us the most amazing brownies. They were dense and chewy and chocolatey and had the perfect crumbly flaky top. In short, the best brownies ever. I asked for the recipe and finally got around to making them this week. They were absolutely delicious. Not too dry, not too gooey. The ideal chocolate fudge brownie. I hope you like them as much as I do.

Ingredients for The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Ingredients needed to make The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Brownies (makes 12 portions):

200g dark chocolate
175g unsalted butter
325g caster sugar
130g plain flour
3 medium eggs
Icing sugar to decorate
recipe adapted from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook.

Recipe for The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Brownies

1. Preheat the oven to 170C (325F/Gas 3).

2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. My tray measured 8 x 8 inches.

3. Roughly chop the dark chocolate.

4. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Melt until smooth.

5. Remove the bowl from the heat and add the sugar. Stir until fully incorporated.

6. Add the flour and stir until smooth.

7. Stir in the eggs and mix. Your mixture should be thick and smooth.

8. Pour the mixture into the lined baking tray and bake for 30-35 minutes. You want the brownie to be flaky on top but still soft in the centre. Over baking will cause the edges to become crusty and hard.

9. Leave to cool completely before removing from the tray. Dust with icing sugar and cut into squares.

And there you have it, the best ever chocolate fudge brownies. Enjoy.

The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Brownies
The Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Brownies

P.S. You can find more sweet and savoury treats here.