Recipe for Chocolate Fudge Brownie


170g/6oz dark Fairtrade chocolate, chopped

200g/7oz unsalted butter

450g/14oz light brown sugar, Fairtrade

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 eggs

250g/8oz plain flour

6 tablespoons cocoa powder, Fairtrade

100g/4oz dark or white chocolate chips, Fairtrade (optional)

Handful of crushed walnuts (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4.

2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a small bowl over a pan of simmering water. Set aside to cool slightly.

3. Stir the brown sugar into the chocolate mixture, then gradually beat in the eggs and vanilla extract with a wooden spoon.

4. Sift over the flour and cocoa powder, and add the optional ingredients if you wish.

5. Stir until evenly blended. Do not over-mix.

6. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 8-inch/20cm square tin or similar container.

7. Bake on the middle shelf for 30/35 minutes.

8. A skewer should come out with a few sticky crumbs indicating a softer middle.

9. Leave in the tin for five minutes, then transfer out onto a cooling rack to cool fully.

10. Once cool, cut up into squares with a light dusting of cocoa powder or a drizzle of melted chocolate.