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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.61 / 5 (114 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
10 min
Makes 16

Oli Shute's gloriously rich, fudgy and densely chocolatey brownies make a tempting tea time treat or delectable dessert


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4.

2. Line a 25cm square tin with non-stick baking paper.

3. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering (not boiling) water. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

4. Whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale and creamy. Pour in the chocolate mixture and sift in the flour.

5. Stir gently but thoroughly until combined then stir in the vanilla and coffee.

6. Spoon into the prepared tin and bake for about 20-30 minutes until firm - the centre should still be a little soft to the touch.

et at room temperature (do not put it in the fridge).

7. Once set, cut the fudge into small squares and store in a sealed container.

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  • 600 g dark chocolate, (minimum 60% cocoa solids) chopped
  • 250 g butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 400 g caster sugar
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 60 ml strong coffee

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I have adapted the recipe by separating the eggs,beating the yolks with the sugar, and the whites to soft peaks,and folding in the whites after the flour. I also add a few chopped walnuts. My daughter an expert in brownie consumption thinks they are just as gooey but lighter and the best she's ever tasted.

RobertN42589 RobertN42589  Posted 03 Sep 2011 8:46 AM

Gorgeous recipes. I'd never made brownies before either and while the folks at the office seemed a little hesitant about eating anything baked by a bloke, these soon won them over. Soft centred with a gently crunchy outisde, and with a rich gorgeous centre. Extremely more-ish. I was very pleased with how they came out and raked in some great compliments including someone asking me for the recipe. I agree that the cooking time seems too short, and I found they needed an extra 10 minutes using my fan oven. Terrific recipe very highly recommended.

BENG60463 BENG60463  Posted 18 Nov 2010 6:03 PM

Great recipe I use a AGA Needs 25 mins with tray above.

KieranH43494 KieranH43494  Posted 01 Oct 2010 10:46 PM

what kind of coffee? liquid expresso? instant?

Jono2000 Jono2000 Posted 18 Sep 2010 12:58 PM

Made these yesterday,nevermade brownies before, they were very, very nice son's said they were nicer than shop bought ones by a mile, they were also quite easy to make although I found the cooking time to be out by 15 - 20 mins, they needed to be cooked far longer than time stated.

janet bell janet bell Posted 21 Mar 2010 12:40 PM

I think this recipe is great to really effective and great when you cook it in a cheesecake type dish. =]

AnnieD51488 AnnieD51488 Posted 26 Jan 2010 6:45 PM

these are incredible, really really dense and gooey. i cooked them a little bit under so they were extra gooey. mmmmm

hollyT13508 hollyT13508 Posted 15 Nov 2009 2:37 PM

I've made this recipe about 5 times and all my family and friends absolutely love these brownies. They never last!

ChinweA67066 ChinweA67066 Posted 14 Nov 2009 11:17 PM

but i think it tastes the best when u put half dark chocolate and half milk chocolate!!! mmmmmm.... ^..^

ellieC8387 ellieC8387 Posted 29 Jul 2009 3:31 PM

yummm.....!!! they look realii gd and i cant wait to make them!!
i think that goeys the way 2 go!! |o| ^_^

ellieC8387 ellieC8387 Posted 29 Jul 2009 3:28 PM

i couldent belive that we needed 600g worth of dark chocolate in only 16 brownies it seemed a bit to much i hope they tast nice though im in the progress of making them mmmmm

Anonymous Anonymous Posted 05 Jul 2009 2:12 PM

Well unfortunately they didn't come out as i wanted them to. They are too bitter. Frown

ZuhuraZ82510 ZuhuraZ82510 Posted 16 May 2009 9:16 PM

They're in the oven. To be honest I wan't sure if I should put the coffee in or not. I don't really like coffee so I hope they taste nice.

ZuhuraZ82510 ZuhuraZ82510 Posted 16 May 2009 8:49 PM

well there in the oven hope they taste as good as they smell

amandybaby amandybaby Posted 09 Dec 2008 12:58 PM

Great recipe, went down a treat.

Sierradiamond Sierradiamond Posted 07 Dec 2008 10:05 PM

Fantastic recipe! 2nd time I have made these in a week, they are that good. Not good for the waistline though!!!!

Deanozoff Deanozoff Posted 18 Aug 2008 5:49 PM

this is a brill recipe, the brownies were gorgeous!!!

hevvi wevvii hevvi wevvii Posted 11 Aug 2008 10:40 AM

i made these brownies and they were absolutely delicious! i would definately make them again. :]

hannii hannii Posted 28 Jun 2008 12:54 PM