The best brownie recipe around – gooey and chocolatey goodness

This brownie recipe will deliver on all fronts. Think sticky, gooey and chocolatey goodness in under 30 minutes – this is why it's the best

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When cool weather starts to creep in, you need the best brownie recipe about. This one is our favorite – we eat a lot of brownies at Real Homes – because it's super easy, and makes for the perfect gooey results. 

Make these with your kids, or solo when you're having a night in and in less than 30 minutes, you'll have the tastiest puddin' there is. Top it with ice cream, berries (pretend it's healthy) put Netflix on and chill. 

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How to make brownies gooey

The basic secret is to not overcook them! When you take them out from the oven, the centre shouldn't be dry (use a wooden skewer) as the heat from the rest of the bake will continue to cook it just enough to eat, but not too much so as to make it go dry.

Super gooey brownie recipe

Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter, 200 grams
  • Dark chocolate, 200 grams
  • Plain flour, 100 grams
  • Cocoa powder, 50 grams
  • Three large eggs
  • Golden caster sugar, 300 grams
  • Optional: dried cherries, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, orange zest

Method:

1. Cut your butter into small cubes and break your chocolate into squares. Place in a glass, heatproof bowl.

2. Place your glass bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. The glass bowl should be larger than the saucepan, so that the butter and chocolate mixture do not come into contact with the water. 

3. Mix the chocolate and butter until completely melted. Then, remove from the heat and set aside.

4. Add your flour and cocoa powder into a separate bowl, ensuring you sieve effectively to remove any lumps.

5. In another bowl, mix your sugar and eggs together until you achieve a smooth consistency – this will require come elbow grease. Feel free to use an electric mixer in order to make this process slightly more simple.

6. Once your eggs and sugar are combined, gradually fold in your melted butter and chocolate mixture. You need to be as gentle as careful during this process, so don't get too over excited with the mixing.

7. Next, sieve the flour and cocoa powder into the mixture, adopting the same gently folding technique.

8. If you want to add any extra bits and bobs – we love the idea of chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried cherries or orange zest – now is the time to do so.

9. Pour the mixture into a baking tray lined with grease-proof paper. Place in the oven for 25 minutes at 180º. 

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