Step 1
Pre-heat the oven to 170°C/fan oven 150°C/ Gas Mark 3. Grease a 23cm (9 inch) shallow square cake tin with a little Trex.

Step 2
Put the pieces of Trex, butter and chocolate into a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon until melted, taking care that the mixture doesn’t get too hot. Remove from the heat and cool for a few minutes.

Step 3
Whilst the chocolate mixture is cooling, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl using a hand-held electric mixer. Add the melted chocolate mixture, stirring it in with a large metal spoon. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold it in gently.

Step 4
Tip the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 35-40 minutes until firm. Test that the cake is cooked by inserting a fine skewer into the middle – there should be a few crumbs sticking to the skewer. Place the tin on a wire rack and cool for an hour, then cut the brownies into squares, remove from the tin and cool completely on the rack.

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Brownies should be rich, dark and very, very chocolatey – just like these!

9

Serves: 9

40
MINS

Bake Time: 40 mins

Suitable for home freezing

Suitable for vegetarians

INGREDIENTS

A little Trex, for greasing
100g4oz Trex
100g4oz Butter, cut into pieces
350g12oz Plain chocolate, broken into pieces
33 Large eggs
250g9oz Light muscovado sugar
75g3oz Plain flour
1 tsp1 tsp Baking powder

METHOD

Step 1
Pre-heat the oven to 170°C/fan oven 150°C/ Gas Mark 3. Grease a 23cm (9 inch) shallow square cake tin with a little Trex.

Step 2
Put the pieces of Trex, butter and chocolate into a large saucepan and heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon until melted, taking care that the mixture doesn’t get too hot. Remove from the heat and cool for a few minutes.

Step 3
Whilst the chocolate mixture is cooling, whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large bowl using a hand-held electric mixer. Add the melted chocolate mixture, stirring it in with a large metal spoon. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold it in gently.

Step 4
Tip the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for 35-40 minutes until firm. Test that the cake is cooked by inserting a fine skewer into the middle – there should be a few crumbs sticking to the skewer. Place the tin on a wire rack and cool for an hour, then cut the brownies into squares, remove from the tin and cool completely on the rack.

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