Monday, 9 September 2013

Chocolate brownies

I often get asked about our chocolate brownie. Do we make it or buy it in, well I can safely say we make it. We are also often asked if we can let the customers have the recipe.

Well our usual reply is yes for a small donation to either the Guide Dog box or Devon Air Ambulance and I'll happily print a copy off, to be fair often they get a few more recipes out of me for there pennies.

I've had the same recipe for probably 15 years and it works for me, I don't think its any much different to many out there online or in cook books buts its the one we use here at The Swan
So for no cost at all we have printed it online.


  1. 400 grams of good plain chocolate
  2. 300 grams of unsalted butter plus a little extra for greasing the tray
  3. 250 grams of castor sugar
  4. 4 free range eggs (med size)
  5. 100 grams of plain flour
  6. 1 Teaspoon of baking powder 

  1. Set oven to temperature 180c or gas mark 4
  2. Lightly grease a 20cm square baking tray and line with baking parchment 
  3. Melt half the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. and keep the other half of chocolate . You will need to cut the chocolate into small lumps.
  4. When the chocolate has melted add the butter and stir until it has all melted.
  5. remove the mixture from the heat and add the sugar and beat in the eggs into the chocolate mixture until its really well mixed in.
  6. Sieve the flour and baking flour into a large mixing bowl and slowly fold in the chocolate mixture.
  7. Add the rest of chocolate pieces and if you so wish add some hazelnuts or peeled pistachio nuts.
  8. Pour the mixture into your baking tray and bake for 25-30 mins until it feels firm.
  9. Leave it to cool and then turn out on to a wire rack and allow to fully cool down
  10. Cut it up into squares and and bingo you have brownies 
  11. If you prefer it warm when its cooled down just place into a warm oven for 5 mins             
This recipe can be great fun to make with kids and as most kids love chocolate you bound to be a hit. 

We do hope you enjoy making it.

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