The best brownies ever

My favourite brownie recipe is adapted from ‘The hummingbird bakery cookbook”. It has just the right chewy chocolate texture. I like adding extras to it…my favourites are dried cherries, walnuts, peanut butter chips but feel free to use your imagination!

Makes 16 pieces


200g dark chocolate

175g unsalted butter

275g golden caster sugar

130g plain flour

3 eggs, beaten

handful of nuts/dried fruit/choc chips etc


Preheat oven to 170C/gas 3/325F

Line 23×23 baking tray with baking parchment

Melt chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water

Stir until completely melted

Add sugar and stir until dissolved

Add flour and mix well

Stir in the beaten egg

Add any extras

Pour mixture into baking tray and bake for approx 30-35 mins

Wait until completely cool before cutting into squares and removing from tin