If there was only one thing that you could bake for your kids, it has to be chocolate brownies. A brownie can be eaten with milk, served as a dessert with vanilla ice cream, restyled as truffles or just a fabulous weekend treat for the kids. The ultimate chocolate brownies recipe is shared with you right here. This recipe is super easy and the results are better than the best brownie you’ve ever had. Invite your child to help you out in the kitchen with this one. Once you’ve made these, please say your thank-yous to Jamie Oliver for concocting this fabulousness.


  • 250 g butter
  • 200 g dark chocolate (best quality you can find, 70% cocoa)
  • 50 g chopped nuts (walnuts are super)
  • 80 g cocoa powder
  • 65 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 360 g sugar (Jamie says 360g. I do 300g)
  • 4 large eggs


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Line a 25cm baking tray with butter paper, preferably with the sides sticking out of the pan for easier removal. I would also oil if using a non-stick pan.
  2. Over a hot water bath, melt chocolate with butter until smooth. Jamie calls for adding the nuts at this stage.
  3. In a bigger bowl, mix the dry ingredients: cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into this bowl and mix together. I add nuts at this point.
  5. Beat the eggs and fold into the mixture in the bowl. The mixture will be silky and thick.
  6. Pour the deliciousness into the baking tray. Baking time is 25 to 30 minutes. When baking these brownies for the first time, keep an eye as the baking time varies from oven to oven. The final product’s top will be springy but inside should be moist. Overall, oh-so-scrumptious. Allow to cool down before you remove and cut.



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