The gooiest budget-friendly brownies ever!
When it comes to desserts, brownies are very famous for their chocolaty goodness. Some people prefer the regular, cakey and lighter brownie and some others, like me, prefer the fudgy and chewy brownies. I have attempted to make a healthier version of the fudgy brownies but it would not come out the same. I just had to accept the fact that those chewy brownies I always crave had to be calorie-dense.
The basic brownie recipe includes chocolate, butter, sugar, eggs, flour and cocoa powder. The secret to the fudgy, chewy brownies lies in the butter to flour ratio and the sugar. Chewier brownies contain more butter and less flour than the typical brownie. Instead of just using white sugar, adding in a combination of brown and white sugar is what delivers that brownie I desire.
Who said it has to be expensive anyway? Getting a store-bought or bakery brownie is usually going to cost you more than making it yourself. If you do not already have some of the ingredients, buying all of the ingredients from this recipe should be just under £6. Buying everything from scratch will enable you to make this recipe a few times as well (you may have to buy some of them again but it will not cost you more than £2!).
- 200 grams Chocolate bar (of preference)
- 115 grams (1/2 cup) Butter
- 200 grams (1 cup) White Sugar
- 100 grams (1/2 cup) Brown Sugar
- 3 Eggs (Medium)
- 70 grams (1/2 cup) Flour
- 30 grams (1/4 cup) Cocoa Powder
Steps to make the brownies:
- Cut the chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Add the butter to the chocolate and melt in the microwave until smooth (constantly check the mixture and make sure the chocolate and butter do not burn!)
- In a separate bowl, add the white and brown sugar
- Adding 1 egg at a time, whisk the mixture until it is creamy
- Add in the chocolate-butter mixture and mix well
- Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold gently (Sifting is optional but it makes sure that there no lumps of flour and cocoa powder)
- Finally, pour the mixture into a lightly greased baking pan and evenly spread. Place in the oven at 180 °C for 25-30 minutes
- Allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting it
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