The Best Chocolate Brownies Ever!

These squidgy brownies come to my rescue every time I’m in a hurry. I’m always pressed for time. Lastminute.com is my middle name, so quick foolproof recipes are my go-to. And chocolate anything is always a popular choice when you need to take something to a party. Find my brownie recipe inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin Brilliant Brownies below. He adds sour cherries for extra moisture and nuts to the mix, I leave it plain mostly. You can add nuts or extra chocolate chips and dress it up in many ways to make it your own.

The Best Chocolate Brownies Ever


  • 250g unsalted butter (I use salted, no biggie)
  • 200g good quality chocolate broken up, half milk and half dark
  • 50g chopped pecan nuts, optional
  • 80g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 65g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 360g caster sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs


Preheat your oven to 180°C. Line a 24cm square or slightly bigger (I used a roasting pan) baking tin with greaseproof paper. Melt the butter and the chocolate and mix until smooth. I use the microwave in bursts of 30 seconds on medium power. Add the nuts and stir together.

In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar, then add this to the chocolate and nut mixture. Stir together well. Beat the eggs and mix in until you have a silky consistency.

Pour your brownie mix into the baking tray and bake on the middle shelf for about 25 minutes. You don’t want them to be dry like a cake so a skewer inserted should not come out all clean. The brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.

Do leave me a comment if you try this. I’d love to know how you make it your own.


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