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Ultimate chocolate brownie

Published on June 9, 2016
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Can anyone really resist a rich, gooey chocolate brownie? Max Savage of The Llawnroc in Gorran Haven shares his ultimate recipe


Serves 8

You will need

Eggs 7
Soft brown sugar 450g
Butter 300g
Dark chocolate (72%) 300g
Baking powder 1 tsp
Plain white flour 180g
Vanilla pod 1


  1. Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and then incorporate the sugar and leave to one side.
  2. Put a small pan of water on to simmer. In a bowl that sits on top of the pan but does not touch the water, add the butter and chocolate, stirring until melted.
  3. Fold the melted chocolate and butter mix into the egg and sugar and mix well.
  4. Stir the baking powder into the flour and fold this into the chocolate mixture (making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl).
  5. De-seed the vanilla pod by cutting it in half lengthways and scraping out with the back of a small knife, then add to the mix.
  6. Grease and line a baking tray, leaving excess paper at the top to allow the brownie to rise.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c / gas 4 for 20 minutes. Check it’s cooked by pushing a skewer into the middle, it should come out clean. Leave to one side to cool.
  8. Serve with a scoop of pistachio ice cream and fresh raspberries.

Chef’s tip: ‘For added flavour and texture incorporate 100g of white chocolate pieces and 100g of chopped walnuts,’ says Max

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