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    Nigel Slater's Very Good Chocolate Brownies

    Nigel Slater's Very Good Chocolate Brownies. Photo by Sackville

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    Sackville's Note:

    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.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 180° C or 160° C in a fan oven.
    2. 2
      Line a 23cm square baking tin with baking paper.
    3. 3
      Put the sugar and butter into the bowl of a mixer and beat for a few minutes until white and fluffy.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile break the chocolate into pieces. Set 50g of it aside and melt the rest in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
    5. 5
      Remove the chocolate from the heat.
    6. 6
      Chop the rest into small pieces.
    7. 7
      Lightly beat the eggs and extra yolk in a bowl.
    8. 8
      Separately sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder with a bit of salt.
    9. 9
      With the machine running slowly, add in the eggs a bit at a time.
    10. 10
      Take the bowl from the mixer and add in the chocolate.
    11. 11
      Lastly fold in the flour and cocoa powder mixture, gently but firmly, trying not to knock any air out.
    12. 12
      Put the mixture in the tin and bake for 25-30 minutes.
    13. 13
      It will rise slightly and be a bit softer in the middle.
    14. 14
      A toothpick in the centre should come out a bit stick but not with raw batter on it.
    15. 15
      If not, bake until the batter is set.
    16. 16
      The brownies will solidify a bit on cooling so if they appear squishy be patient -- hard I know, but it's worth it!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 16, 2013


      This is a thick, fudgy yet fluffy brownie, and the cocoa plus melted and chopped chocolate give it an intense dark chocolate flavor. I've never used the creaming method to make brownies before, but it seems to make for a melt-in-your-mouth texture that is indeed very good!

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    • on August 11, 2007


      ive made these twice before. the first time i made them i was over cautious and cooked longer than required as i was unaware that it is soft in the middle. second time i cooked the brownies i waited until it was kind of crisp around the edges yet soft in the middle and these were great. roasted hazlenuts will work well.

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    • on February 21, 2007


      These are definitely the very best chocolate brownies. I have baked them twice now and they came out perfect each time. By Caz

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    Nutritional Facts for Nigel Slater's Very Good Chocolate Brownies

    Serving Size: 1 (91 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 423.3
    Calories from Fat 286
    Total Fat 31.7 g
    Saturated Fat 19.3 g
    Cholesterol 113.1 mg
    Sodium 159.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
    Sugars 25.4 g
    Protein 6.7 g

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