Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are extremely chocolatey and deliciously gooey. The secret is the chocolate sauce which is mixed into the brownie cake batter for a rich, moreish, sugary treat.

Below are recipes for wheat brownies and gluten-free brownies.

Chocolate Brownies (wheat)

Sauce – 2 1/2 oz (75g) margarine
1 1/2 oz (45g/5 tbsp) cocoa powder
2 1/2 floz (75ml) soya milk
7 oz (200g) caster sugar
Cake – 6 oz (170g) plain white flour
2½ tsp baking powder
¾ oz (20g/2½ tbsp) cocoa powder
4oz (115g) caster sugar
5 floz (150 ml) soya milk
1½ floz (45ml) vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla essence

1. Pre-heat oven to 180C, Gas Mark 4.

2. Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and gently bring to the boil. Simmer for 1 minute, stirring well. Put saucepan into a bowl of cold water and beat sauce until it cools and thickens. Set aside.

3. Sieve flour, baking powder, cocoa and sugar into a bowl. Whisk soya milk, vegetable oil, vanilla essence and flax seed together, then stir into flour mixture. Finally stir in the sauce – this doesn’t need to be mixed too thoroughly.

4 Place in a greased tin and bake for 30 minutes. Leave to cool and cut into squares.

Chocolate Brownies (gluten-free)

Sauce – 2 1/2 oz (75g) margarine
1 1/2 oz (45g/5 tbsp) cocoa powder
2 1/2 floz (75ml) soya milk
7 oz (200g) caster sugar
Cake – 6 oz (170g) rice flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
3/4 oz (20g/2 1/2 tbsp) cocoa powder
4oz (115g) caster sugar
7 1/2 floz (210 ml) soya milk
2 1/2 floz (75ml) vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 rounded dssp ground flax seed

Follow the method for the wheat chocolate brownies. At stage 3, sieve the xanthan gum in with the flour, baking powder, cocoa and sugar. Whisk the flax seed in with the soya milk, oil and vanilla essence.

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9 Responses to Chocolate Brownies

  1. Lisa says:

    Hi there! Me again – working my way through your recipes! You mention flax seed in the instructions but not in the ingredients list – how much – and is it essential?! Thanks!

    • Fairfoods says:

      Hi Lisa, That’s great to hear! hope you are enjoying them. Thanks for pointing the mistake with the flax seed, the wheat version doesn’t need flax in it so I’ve updated the recipe to reflect that.
      Also a new thing I like to do is add chocolate to the top of the brownies to decorate them and add flavour. Once the batter is in the tray, I sprinkle 70g of plain mini chocolate buttons or chocolate chips on the top of the batter as quickly and evenly as I can. Then put it in the oven to cook. Cheers, Clare

  2. Caya Edwards says:

    Delicious and easy to make. Thanks!

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  4. charskitchen says:

    thanks for this recipe, and for sharing the secret ingredient which I will definitely remember!
    http://www.charskitchen.wordpress.com

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