These are so fudgy and definitely live up to their name -- pure heaven in a slice! The recipe was published in Delicious magazine, November 2005. I had to bake these a bit longer than indicated the first time I made them because I used a slightly smaller pan but since then I picked out a bigger one and they've come out perfectly. I have sometimes used chocolate chips instead of a chocolate bar.
- Preheat the oven to 180° C or 160° C in a fan oven.
- Line a 23cm square baking tin with baking paper.
- Put the sugar and butter into the bowl of a mixer and beat for a few minutes until white and fluffy.
- Meanwhile break the chocolate into pieces. Set 50g of it aside and melt the rest in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
- Remove the chocolate from the heat.
- Chop the rest into small pieces.
- Lightly beat the eggs and extra yolk in a bowl.
- Separately sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder with a bit of salt.
- With the machine running slowly, add in the eggs a bit at a time.
- Take the bowl from the mixer and add in the chocolate.
- Lastly fold in the flour and cocoa powder mixture, gently but firmly, trying not to knock any air out.
- Put the mixture in the tin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- It will rise slightly and be a bit softer in the middle.
- A toothpick in the centre should come out a bit stick but not with raw batter on it.
- If not, bake until the batter is set.
- The brownies will solidify a bit on cooling so if they appear squishy be patient -- hard I know, but it's worth it!