Chocolate Brownies

Prep Time 5 mins
Cooking Time 35-40 mins

  • 250g/9oz Butter
  • 500g/1lb 2oz Caster sugar
  • 100g/3½oz Cocoa powder
  • 4 Beaten eggs
  • 100g/3½oz Self raising flour
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  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over a low heat.
  • Add the sugar and cocoa powder and cook gently for a few minutes, stirring constantly until dissolved and heated through.
  • Take off the heat and pour mixture into a mixing bowl.
  • Allow to cool slightly.
  • Stir in the beaten eggs and fold in the flour.
  • Pour mixture into lined (greaseproof paper) 8”x10”/20cm x 25cm baking tray.
  • Bake in oven for 35-40 mins at 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4, until just firm.
  • It should be squidgy in the middle.
  • Allow to cool and turn out onto a clean board.
  • Cut into 2”/5cm squares.

Cooks Tip

  • You’ll need a good cocoa powder for this recipe. brownies-a


  • Greaseproof paper
  • 8”x10”/20cm x 25cm baking tray.
  • Medium saucepan

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Pat April 30, 2008 at 5:38 am

Hiya Les!
My birthday brownies went down a treat! Sarah came round with the children and they devoured most of them in the couple of hours they were here and then asked to take some home for daddy too!
Luckily I had a secret stash hidden for me and Paul!

Sam May 29, 2008 at 2:07 pm

Thought I’d died and gone to heaven when I tasted these. They turned out perfect, the only problem was we all had one before dinner while they were still warm and were too full up to eat our fajitas!

Paul July 3, 2009 at 5:56 am

Those Brownies were amazing! We couldn’t get enough of them and the guys from the band loved them…even though they are not meant to have chocolate before singing! Keep them coming! x

Bryan July 3, 2009 at 6:04 am

Hey Les, just wanted to let you know that the brownies you sent over with Paul were awesome. Definitely the best brownies I’ve had since I’ve been in London. Don’t hesitate to send some more our way! Thanks again ;)


Scott July 3, 2009 at 7:12 am

omg ….i have never tried brownies b4 but now i am totaly hooked on these ones now…. i need more …hahaha

no but seriously …more please!!!!
they are amazing!!!

peace always

Staz July 3, 2009 at 7:16 am

when i was a little boy i once ate so many brownies that i felt ill and since then have genuinely never liked or eaten them. I was then given one of your brownies and it rekindled the love for them that caused me to eat so many in the first place!

thank you for gracing my palate with such divine sweet food

i will be eating more soon hopefully



Lesley July 7, 2009 at 2:02 am

I’m gonna send you one at a time LOL ;0)

Lesley July 7, 2009 at 2:05 am

Thanks Scott…keep up the singing!! I’ll keep up the brownies!! ;0)

Lesley July 7, 2009 at 2:08 am

Hey Bryan!
You snuck in there!! How’s Oswald? Say Hi to Tom…& you’re welcome ;0)

Lesley July 7, 2009 at 2:13 am

Hi Paul,
You keep the music coming…I’ll send the brownies ;0) x

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