Food and Drink

The Best Chocolate Brownie Recipe

This is the biggest and best brownie recipe that can feed a small army. Soft, rich and delicious, these are always a hit. This is a huge recipe however so make sure you have plenty of people to share with!

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You will need a large tray to cook these in (a roasting pan is a good idea but make sure you have plenty of baking paper to line the tray)

These are also very easy to make and turn out great every time.

INGREDIENTS
325g butter melted
1 ¼ cups of cocoa
7 eggs
3 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
400g chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 ¼ cups flour

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METHOD
Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius
Line a large baking tray with baking paper, up the sides of the tray too
Melt the butter until it’s a liquid but not boiling. You can do this in a microwave or pan.
Add to a very large bowl. Add cocoa and mix – you’ll want a hand or stand mixer for this (start slowly as the cocoa may beat out of the mixer)
Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla and continue to mix for around 4-5 minutes.
Fold in the chocolate chips
Mix the flour and baking powder together and fold in to the mixture until well combined
Pour in to the prepared baking tray ensuring it is level and reaches the corner
Bake in the oven for 50 minutes to an hour
Leave to cool before turning out to a rack.

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TIPS
These brownies have always been a hit, you can cut in large or small slices.
The cooked brownie freezes well so you can be treat-wise
You will need a stand mixer or hand mixer
Be careful when beating in the cocoa as it does tend to shoot out of the mixer if you start too fast (this has happened to all of us at least once!!)
When buying the chocolate chips, make sure you get chips or drops. They settle at the bottom of the brownie, milk or dark chocolate work fine. However, chocolate buttons will be a bit too big so if you only have these on hand give them a chop first.
As the tray is large, use a chopping board to help you turn out after cooling or someone may be able to give you a hand too.
Be prepared for people to ask for this recipe!

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