Chocolate and walnut brownies

Chocolate and walnut brownies

By
From
Kitchin Suppers
Makes
12
Photographer
Laura Edwards

This dessert is universally popular and always brings a smile to everyone’s face. It’s one where you have a spoonful and can’t resist another one. The secret here is to make sure you don’t overcook the mixture, as the brownies must remain soft and gooey in the centre.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
200g unsalted butter, in pieces
300g good-quality dark chocolate (at least 55% cocoa solids), chopped into small pieces
90g plain flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 free-range medium eggs
250g soft dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
200g walnuts, chopped

Chocolate sauce

Quantity Ingredient
110ml double cream
50ml water
60g caster sugar
220g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 170°C. Line a 30 x 20 cm baking tin with baking parchment.
  2. Put the butter and 200 g of the chocolate into a heatproof bowl. Place over a pan of gently simmering water until melted. Stir until smooth. Remove the bowl from the pan and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together into a bowl.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla extract together until slightly thickened. Fold in the melted chocolate mixture, then gently fold in the sifted flour until just combined. Finally, carefully fold in the chopped walnuts and remaining chocolate.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tin, gently spreading it into the corners. Bake for 20–25 minutes, until nicely crusted on the top and still soft in the middle.
  6. Leave the brownie in the tin for 10 minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.
  7. To make the chocolate sauce, pour the cream and water into a heavy-based pan and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and chocolate. Continue to stir until the chocolate is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  8. Cut the brownie into squares and serve with the chocolate sauce and whipped cream if you like.
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