Alison Hammond baking brownies

Alison Hammond’s Brownies

Alison Hammond
Alison Hammond

Series 14

This is my very special recipe – everyone gets excited for these brownies! The “secret ingredient” adds a chewy, crunchy flavour.

Makes: 25
Difficulty: Easy
Baking Time: 35 mins
  • Ingredients
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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/400°F/Gas 6.

Step 2
Put the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl and place it over a pan of gently simmering water. Leave them both to melt, then stir until fully combined and glossy.

Step 3
Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder in a separate bowl.

Step 4
Remove the pan from the heat. Pour the chocolate and butter mixture into a large mixing bowl and add the sugar. Stir to combine.

Step 5
Sift the dry flour mixture into the wet ingredients and then, using a spatula, gently fold everything together until no streaks remain and you have a thick, glossy brownie batter. Take care not to over-mix.

Step 6
One by one, add the eggs, combining between each addition, then stir in your secret ingredient until evenly distributed.

Step 7
Pour the mixture into the prepared brownie tin and bake on the centre shelf for 30–35 minutes, until the brownie is just firm and has a nice crust on the top. Remove from the oven and leave the whole brownie to cool in the tin, then cut it into 25 equal squares to share.