NZ Woman's Weekly

The best chocolate brownie

  • Meal Type

  • Total time

    60 minutes
  • Servings

  • Courses


Makes 12 large pieces.

  • 175g butter, coarsely chopped
  • 175g dark cooking chocolate coarsely chopped
  • 1½ cups caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Icing sugar to dust

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.

About Annabelle White

Annabelle was born and raised in New Zealand and while she does not have formal chef’s training her love of “great honest cooking” came from watching her mother cook every day after school.

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