The Best Brownies

I’ve tried and tested so many chocolate brownie recipes and have settled on this one being the best of the bunch. Hope you enjoy!

100g butter

175g caster sugar

75g light brown sugar (or muscovado)

125g chocolate (I use Sainsburys Basics dark. It’s cheap and works well)

1 tbsp golden syrup

2 eggs, whisked until light and fluffy

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp cocoa powder

100g chopped pecans (or walnuts, optional)

100g cherries (optional)

1) Heat the oven to gas 4, 180c

2) Grease and flour, then line the bottom of a 20cm tin

3) Place the butter, both sugars, chocolate and the golden syrup in a pan. Melt very gently until smooth.

4) Remove the pan from the heat and add the eggs (remember to whisk them first!), vanilla, flour, baking powder, cocoa. Mix thoroughly.

5) Add the pecans and cherries if you are choosing to use them, and mix them in.

6) Pour into tin and cook on middle shelf of oven for about 30-40 minutes. It may take longer, I check after 30 mins then keep a close eye on it after that. It’s all down to how sticky you want your brownies to be and how crispy you want the edges!

7) Leave to cool before trying to remove from the tin and cutting it up. If you do it whilst too warm you’ll end up with a gooey mess because it sets whilst cooling.

Enjoy!

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