Make Ahead

Sticky Chocolate Brownies

July  8, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 9+
Author Notes

I have lived with this recipes for years. I think it originally came from on of my mums many cook books with "Chocolate" in the title. But it has been re-written on scraps of paper and modified over the years. Using less sugar (you can get away with using even less than I state in the ingredients list) and reducing the cooking time depending on how gooey you want it. I always choose to risk having a really gooey brownie over an over cooked one which will just be cakey. If your brownies do turn out too gooey then I would say leave them in a box for a day or two and then they will be perfect.
Please give me your feedback on these. They have never failed for me, but that's with my oven and ingredients. So who knows? —LePetitFour

What You'll Need
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g dark muscovado sugar
  • 125g dark chocolate (using 70% cocoa gives the ultimate depth to this recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup (I use a generous tablespoon)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 0.5 teaspoons baking powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Line a 20cm shallow square cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Place the butter, sugars, dark chocolate and golden syrup in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring occasionally. Until smooth and blended.
  4. Beat together the egg and vanilla essence. Whisk into the chocolate mix.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the egg and chocolate mixture.
  6. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. (18 minutes if you want it really gooey)
  7. Leave to cool in the tin.

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  • Melanie
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3 Reviews

Melanie February 1, 2015
These are amazing! I added approx. 2 oz. large flakes of unsweetened coconut, a handful of roughly chopped walnuts and approx. 2 oz. of chopped dark chocolate. Baked at 355F for 20 minutes. Simply easy and simply delicious!
skyflyer3 June 5, 2013
These baked up incredibly well. If you want a cakier brownie, you can choose to bake for a little longer, bot gooey is the way to go. Flavor was excellent. I would go for a little darker chocolate (85%+) but that is me. To make these extra chewy, which I prefer, I will sub about 30% walnut oil for the butter.
nogaga July 9, 2011
These look like lovely, classic, perfect brownies!