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Basic Brownie Recipe


This is a perfect base recipe for plain brownies, or for you to make your own adaptations.

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  • 6½ oz unsalted butter
  • 6½ oz milk chocolate (I used Cadbury's Dairy milk)
  • 3 oz plain flour
  • 1½ oz cocoa powder
  • 10 oz golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs


servings 12
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Start by pre-heating your oven to 160° (325° F, Gas Mark 3) and grease an 8" square tin.

Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bain marie or in a microwave.

Step 2

Meanwhile, crack the 3 eggs into a mixing bowl or food processor, and add in the golden caster sugar. Whisk or whizz on maximum speed, until the mixture becomes paler and doubles in size.

Step 3

Pour in the melted chocolate and butter mixture, and blend again to turn it a light brown.

Sift in the flour and cocoa, and whizz just enough to ensure the two mixtures are combined. If not using a processor, gently fold the sieved powders in with a wooden spoon.

Step 4

Now, pour all of the mixture into your greased baking tin, and and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a knife pressed into the centre comes out clean.

Step 5

To remove from the tin, gently run a knife round the edge of the tin, cut brownies into squares and carefully lift out.

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