Best Easy Chocolate Brownie Recipe

by Pastastic Matt

Best Easy Chocolate Brownies

Best Easy Chocolate Brownies

I am no desert-making expert, but this, seems to me, has a shot of being the best easy chocolate brownie recipe around - it's so simple and so delicious, it's earned me serious kitchen kudos from everyone I've served them to!

I actually got the recipe from a Swiss German cookbook (Betti Bossi brand I think), however it's billed as an American brownie recipe. Whatever, all I know is they're damn moreish.

Swiss-Book Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Serves 4-8 (depends how greedy you are!)


120g/4.25oz butter
100g/3.5oz dark chocolate (70% is perfect)
75g/2.65oz milk chocolate
220g/7.75oz sugar
1-2 eggs (I've used both, there's little difference)
120g/4.25oz plain flour
150g/5.25oz walnuts (roughly chopped)
Half a small sachet of vanilla sugar
Pinch of salt

Step 1 - Chop then melt the butter in a small pan on a medium heat, being careful not to burn it.

Step 2 - Break up the chocolate and add this in, melting and stirring until completely melted and smooth.

- Then remove the pan and place somewhere to cool for 5 minutes (I use the windowsill outside).

Step 3 - Add the sugar, vanilla sugar and salt into a mixing bowl.

- Then break and whiz the eggs in a cup using a fork, and pour the egg mixture into the mixing bowl.

- Use a whisk or electric hand mixer to blend all these together.

Step 4 - Now
pour in all the chocolate sauce and mix some more.

Step 5 - Finally, you will keep blending while pouring in the flour - to thicken up the mixture.

- When done, do the same with the nuts and when all well blended together we're ready to cook!

Step 6 - Coat a baking dish (ours is a 30cm or 12"-long rectangle shape) and coat with oven-proof paper.

- Pour in the brownie mixture and use a spoon to even it out.

- Cook at 180C/350F for 20-25 minutes (when you can insert a toothpick and pull it out clean, it's ready).

- Remove from oven and leave to stand/cool for at least 15 mins before chopping into chunks.

Soooo tasty. I hope everyone loves it as much as we do (and everyone we know!)

Angie - the next time I make these I'll be sure to send you a pic in all their glory!

Hi Matt,

Thanks so much for stopping by and adding your best easy chocolate brownie recipe. :~) Sounds so yummy!

I'd love the photo if/when you get around to it. A good picture is enough to push someone over the edge of temptation to actually making a recipe. Myself included.

Your pasta site is fantastic, too. I'm sure my visitors will enjoy popping over for some dinner recipes once they've got dessert sorted!


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