One-Pot Chocolate Brownies

It’s no secret that I love making endlessly complex desserts. Concoctions that take days to carefully prepare following processes that feel like a labyrinth. But some days, I just feel like making something easy that doesn’t leave the kitchen looking as though a miniature tornado swept through it, y’know?

One -Pot Chocolate Brownies

It’s been ever so long since I’ve made brownies. I have been saying to Cam for years now that I had to make them at some point, but for some reason I always put it off. Well, I needed a little brownie mixture for a separate concoction I was dreaming up so I finally set about making them.

One -Pot Chocolate Brownies

This is a no-fuss, almost no-dishes, recipe that results in the loveliest brownies. In 40 minutes (30 of which are spent kicking back, waiting for the oven to do it’s thing and dreaming about brownies) your house will smell of chocolate and you’ll have a bevy of brownies waiting to be nommed. That sounds like a nice lazy day of baking to me.

One -Pot Chocolate Brownies

They’re perfectly moist and chewy and sweet and even a little salty: the biggest challenge these present is trying to stop at one!

One -Pot Chocolate Brownies

This recipe offers you the bare bones: you can fold in any of your favourite nuts or chocolate chips or lollies or anything else that tickles your fancy.

One-Pot Chocolate Brownies
Ingredients
200g (7oz) dark chocolate, chopped120g (4 1/4 oz) unsalted butter, chopped

200g (7oz) brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 eggs

150g (5 1/3 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground sea salt

Method
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced/340°F). Grease and line a slice tray/lamington tin with baking paper.
  2. In a heavy based saucepan, melt the chocolate, butter and vanilla together, stirring constantly until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in the sugar until it dissolves into the mixture.
  4. Mix in one egg at a time until completely combined.
  5. Sprinkle a third of the flour onto the chocolate mixture and gently fold in; repeat until all the flour is incorporated. Fold in the salt and baking powder.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared tin; bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Allow brownies to cool completely in the tray. Remove from tray, then cut into desired-sized pieces.
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12 thoughts on “One-Pot Chocolate Brownies

  1. I don’t usually have dark chocolate on hand but I do have milk and semisweet chocolate. Do you think it would work just as well? Should I reduce the sugar amounts?

    • That depends on how much of a sweet tooth you are! The semisweet should work fine. I tend to use dark chocolate for the colour more than anything, and the dark chocolate I use is not *that* dark.

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