BAKES
The Best Chocolate Brownie
Ingredients
• 175g butter, coarsely chopped
• 175g dark cooking chocolate chunks
• 1½ cups caster sugar
• 4 eggs, lightly beaten
• ½ cup plain flour
• 2 tbsp cocoa powder
• ½ cup chocolate chips
• Icing sugar to dust
Method
1. Heat oven to 160ºC fan bake. Line a 17cm x 27cm slice tin with nonstick baking paper.

2. Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, or microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, to melt. Whisk until smooth, then stir in sugar and eggs.

3. Sift flour and cocoa powder together, then stir into chocolate mixture. Lastly, gently stir in chocolate chips.

4. Pour into prepared tin. Bake for 1 hour or until an inserted skewer comes out moist but clean. Cool, then remove from tin and cut into slices. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

Tip: If you want to add something extra to this mixture, stir half a cup of toasted nuts – such as peanuts, almonds or walnuts – into the mixture before baking or replace the chocolate chips with white chocolate bits for a change.