It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and if you’ve forgotten to buy a gift we are here to save you.
If you’re short on ideas, why not bake these amazing brownies for your mum? You’ll get extra brownie (sorry) points for doing something home-made.
The recipe is by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and he’s even named them as the world’s best brownies so you know you’re onto a winner.
They’re a really easy and quick bake but it’s best to get all of your ingredients measured out beforehand.
You will need:
- 345g dark chocolate (245g roughly chopped and 100g chopped in small chunks),
- 200g of butter,
- 175g of caster sugar,
- 125g of light soft brown sugar,
- Four large eggs which are lightly beaten,
- Two tsp of vanilla extract,
- 115g plain flour
- A pinch of sea salt.
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You will need to start by preheating the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4 and lining a 30 x 23cm cake with baking parchment.
You will then need to melt the butter and chocolate together – I was feeling lazy so just put it in the microwave and just gave it a stir every minute until it had melted.
You’ll then need to whisk both the sugars in and then stir in the eggs and vanilla with a wooden spoon.
After that you’ll need to sift over the flour and salt and stir again until it’s all mixed in.
You’ll then want to put it in your baking tin and bake for 20 minutes before checking and throwing on your 100g of chocolate chunks and rotating the tin.
It then needs another 15-20 minutes – you’ll know when it’s done when the edges are cracked and it’s soft in the middle.
Now, you’ll either need to let it cool in its tin if you’re gifting it or you can leave it to cool for ten minutes and serve it after your Mother’s Day lunch with a dollop of cream or scoop of ice cream.
Overall, I found this recipe really easy with great results.
However, my brownie was already too crisp on the top for the chocolate chunks to really sink into the cake.
I have a feeling if Gordon Ramsay had been in the kitchen with me there’d have been a few expletives about my inability to throw them with enough vigour.
But anyway, I ended up with a layer of chocolate on top and I’m sure they’re just as delicious.
The brownies are definitely worth making – they feel incredibly rich and decadent and would be the perfect gift!
Are you going to bake these? Let us know how you get on in the comments.