Chocolate Brownie Dessert
Gorgeous, gooey chocolate brownie with an oozy chocolate centre, topped with vanilla ice cream, triple chocolate flakes and mouthwatering Belgian chocolate drizzle.
When you go to a pub or restaurant, what do you look for on the dessert menu? Sticky toffee pudding? Cheesecake? Chocolate Brownie?
For me, it has got to be chocolate brownie every time!
I will be honest, I didn’t learn how to make these until 2018!
Ok, I KNOW! I call myself a baker, right?!
Anyway, I had to take myself to one side and ask myself what was going on. I mean, how can I have got to the grand old age of somewhere in my twenties knowing everything I know about baking, but having never made chocolate brownies before?!
So, I had to get in touch with my mate, Jamie. You know, Oliver. He was bound to know!
FYI, I do not personally know Jamie Oliver, I just looked on YouTube… if you hadn’t already gathered that!
I gave it a trial run as I was hoping to make some chocolate brownies for dessert on Christmas Day. Due to the fact it was the first Christmas where I was cooking for a house full, I really wanted to go all out!
They came out amazing on the first attempt! Happy Days!
This recipe literally makes the most perfect chocolate brownies that I personally have ever tasted. Try it out and let me know if you agree!
I have written up a lot of what I have learnt from Jamie’s recipe, but also added my own tips and tweaks here and there, which is how I got the results that I’ve photographed.
Its a perfect pudding for any kind of dinner party, whatever the occasion, and all you need to do is change the sprinkles and it’s like having a completely different dessert every time!
Here’s how I made these gorgeous gooey chocolate brownies!
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- 250g golden caster sugar
- 250g 70% cocoa solids chocolate
- 2 heaped table spoons self raising flour
- 250g unsalted butter
- 2 heaped table spoons cocoa powder
- 4 eggs
Equipment you’ll need (not including everyday kitchen equipment.)
Electric hand whisk
Ice cream scoop
(To prepare, preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease and line a standard, square baking tin in order to prevent the bake from sticking.)
- Firstly, chop the chocolate and unsalted butter into small pieces and place in a glass dish over a saucepan on a low heat to melt slowly.
- Secondly, add 4 eggs to a mixing bowl along with golden caster sugar, and beat with a whisk until light and frothy.
- Carefully fold the flour slowly into the mixture.
- Similarly, fold in the cocoa powder. (Tip – Try not to over mix at this stage because you don’t want to lose all of the air that you put into it in step 2.)
- Check the butter and chocolate have completely melted before pouring it into the mixture and gently folding it all together.
- Add the mixture to a greased, square baking tin and level out with a spatula in order to ensure all the corners are filled.
- Place on the middle shelf of the oven for 26 minutes, avoiding opening the door until it’s done. (However, you may need to slightly tweak the time depending on your oven. This time is based on my fan oven, but it can be anywhere from approx 25 – 30 minutes).
- The top/outside should look cooked but the middle should appear just slightly underdone – this gives the gorgeous, gooey effect of the brownies.
- Remove from the tin whilst still in the greaseproof paper and place on a cooling rack. Leave to cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.
- Finally, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the top, sprinkles of your choices and pour chocolate sauce over in a side to side motion using a dessert spoon. The heat from the brownie will slowly melt the ice cream – Heaven!
Tip – you can bake this basic chocolate brownie at any time of year but add different sprinkles depending on the season, e.g red for Valentine’s Day, green and red for Christmas etc.
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If you like these chocolate brownies, you may also like my Ferrero Rocher Cake Recipe. Click here.
If you want to watch the original video by Jamie Oliver that helped me learn how to make these gorgeous, gooey chocolate brownies, click here.