Jamie Oliver, you are bloomin’ right about these brilliant brownies!
I love brownies. I love brownies that are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. There’s something about that gooeyness that makes brownies incredibly decadent. Until recently, I didn’t know how to make brownies which is ridiculous because they are SO easy to make. This particular recipe was passed on by a friend so I didn’t even need to do any internetty research and it is so amazingly good, that I haven’t bothered looking for any other recipes since. And it would be a shame if I didn’t share this recipe like my friend shared with me, because you would be missing out on something really special. Jamie Oliver, you are right about these brownies because they are indeed brilliant! Apparently this recipe makes about 20 serves of brownies, but I think making the slices a little bigger to serve 16 is better. I guarantee you’ll want more than just one slice.
Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin Brilliant Brownies
250g unsalted butter
200g dark cooking chocolate, broken up
70g chopped nuts
80g cocoa powder, sifted
65g plain flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
300g caster sugar
4 large eggs
Preheat your oven to 180°C (fan forced). Line a 25cm square baking tin with baking paper.
In a large heatproof bowl, melt the butter and the chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water. Ensure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Mix until smooth. Add the nuts and stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, add the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar, and mix until they’re all combined. Sift the dry ingredients to remove any lumps, then add this to the chocolate and nut mixture. Stir together well. Beat the eggs and mix until you have a silky consistency.
Pour the brownie mix into the baking tray, and chuck it in the oven for around 25 minutes. Don’t worry if you insert a skewer into the middle and it doesn’t come out clean, you want the brownie to be a bit gooey on the inside.
Allow to cool in the tin, then carefully transfer onto a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares.
Note: I have amended the original recipe slightly, so if you would like to see the original recipe, click here. You can eat the brownies on their own, but I like eating these heated up a little with a large dollop of cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream *drool*