Chocolate brownies work great for snacks and desserts. These brownies can be cut up into smaller bite-sized pieces for a delicious snack or kept in the larger size and served with cream or ice-cream for a dessert.
This is also a great option for the whole family to join in with. Let the kids mix the ingredients together. The brownies aren’t just delicious, but they’re also healthy and weight loss friendly.
This recipe makes 16 brownies, and they can be stored in air-tight containers for up to five days.
Time to Prepare: 15 minutes
Time to Cook: 25 minutes
- 75g dark chocolate. Try to get at least 60% cocoa, but preferably 70%. Break into pieces.
- 75g plain flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 1/4tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 25g cocoa powder, plus 1tsp for a light covering
- 2 eggs. Separate the eggs, placing the egg whites in a grease-free bowl.
- 100g mayonnaise, preferably light.
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 2tbsp milk
I try to make sure I have everything ready before I start following the instructions.
Preheat oven to 350F/320F fan assisted. Use about a tsp of butter to line a square 7-inch cake time (I made mine in a circular one but it caused problems for cutting out portions so I don’t recommend it). If you do have baking paper, I’d suggest using that to make it all easier—just thing of the easier washing up!
Melt the chocolate by placing it into a heatproof bowl. Put that bowl over a pan of boiling water on a hob. Keep the heat on a simmer so the chocolate melts while you get on with the next steps.
In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour. Add in the bicarbonate of soda and the cocoa powder. Mix together.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with the vanilla extract, mayonnaise and milk. Pour into the flour mixture and mix together. Now stir in the melted chocolate and thoroughly mix. Place to one side.
Beat the egg whites until you can form soft peaks in them. Now fold them into the chocolate mixture, carefully. Use a metal spoon to do this.
Pour the brownie mixture into your cake tin and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. The brownies should rise slightly and be firm the whole way through. A little tip is to stick a knife into the center. If it comes out clean, the brownies are done. Allow to cool.
Cut into the size chunks that you want. 16 pieces if perfect if you want to serve them for dessert.
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