Yes Recipe: Quick and Easy Chocolate Brownies

EmmaBy Emma  •  17 Jun 2015 at 7:00am  •  Food and Drink, Recipes

Emma

by Emma

I am not a baker. There just isn’t enough instant gratification; more often than not you have to put a whole lot of work in, wait for things to rise, wait for them to bake, wait for them to cool… When I have cooked something, I want to devour it straight away and reap the benefits of my efforts.

So it is not often that I stray into the realms of baking. But when I do I have a few selected go-to recipes and this is my favourite: The Hummingbird bakery traditional chocolate brownies. They are quick, they are easy and they taste totally delicious.

I whipped them up for a homemade afternoon tea recently, in amongst preparing the sandwiches, they are that easy. So here’s how to make the magic happen…

Humminbird bakery chocolate brownies, day and delicious, via Year of the Yes
ingredients
  • 200g dark chocolate, roughy chopped
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 325g caster sugar
  • 130g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • a 33 x 23 x 5cm baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper

Preheat the oven to 170c (325F) Gas mark 3.

Hummingbird bakery chocolate brownies, day and delicious, via Year of the Yes

Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water). Leave until melted and smooth.

Remove from the heat. Add sugar and stir until well incorporated. Add the flour and stir until well incorporated. Finally, stir in the eggs and mix until thick and smooth.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking try and bake in the over for about 30-35 minutes, or until flaky on the top but still soft in the centre.

Hummingbird bakery chocolate brownies, day and delicious, via Year of the Yes

Make sure you don’t overcook because otherwise the edges will become hard and crunchy.

Leave to cool and then serve / keep to yourself….

Hummingbird bakery chocolate brownies, day and delicious, via Year of the Yes

Yum. Go on, treat yourself!

About the Author

Emma loves sunshine and flip flops, prosecco, chocolatey treats, things that sparkle, trips to the beach, reading and blogging.

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One Comment
  1. I have this book hidden away and this post has now persuaded me to whip it out at the weekend and make these. I don’t bake either but they look so easy! Surely this recipe is fool proof? They look amazing! My stomach thanks you. My waist does not 🙂

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