Who doesn’t love chocolate brownies? This is another one of my ‘throw everything in a bowl, mix it and shove it in the oven’ recipes. No need for scales or mixing this with that so it’s fuss-free, and they come out perfectly gooey, sticky and chocolatey!
Triple chocolate brownies
¾ cup cocoa
½ tsp baking soda
2 cups caster sugar
1 and ⅓ cups plain flour
2 large eggs
⅔ cup vegetable oil
½ cup boiling water (doesn’t have to be boiling, but helps the ingredients mix better)
1-3 tsp vanilla essence
60g white chocolate, chopped into chunks
60g dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
60g milk chocolate, chopped into chunks
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl, aside from the chocolate chunks. Use an electric whisk or mixer to ensure the mixture is free of any lumps of flour or cocoa.
Using a spoon, mix in the chocolate chunks.
Spread the delicious chocolate goo evenly over a shallow cake tin or baking tray with sides, lined with greaseproof paper, at a depth of 1-2cm.
Put the soon-to-be chocolate heaven in the oven at 180C for 35-40 minutes.
You can also substitute the boiling water for Baileys, Kahlúa, rum, or whatever else takes your fancy. It may require a little more mixing, although you can negate much of that by sieving the cocoa and flour.
Another option for those not veggie/vegan.. If you’re cooking bacon at any point, keep the oil/fat leftover in the pan. Use that to make up some of the oil content in the recipe.