Mairead’s Chocolate Brownies

Looking to entertain the kids this afternoon!  Mairead in our Commercial Department shared this delicious recipe with us – she says it should come with a health warning as it is very chocolatey but that’s what makes them so tasty, right?!


Makes Approx. 25 Brownies

180g (6oz) Butter
200g (7oz) Dark Chocolate 
3 Eggs
250g (9oz) Caster Sugar
110g (4oz) Plain Flour 



Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/gas. Line the bottom of a baking tin (23 x 33cm) with greaseproof paper.

Melt the butter & chocolate in a saucepan over a very low heat. 

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs & sugar. When the chocolate has melted, let it cool for a minute & then mix the eggs & sugar in the bowl. Stir in the flour & beat to combine.

Empty into the prepared tin & cook for 30-40 minutes (this depends on your oven).  When cooked it should be crisp on top but still slightly fudgy inside. Cut into squares, and when it has cooled take out of the tin.


Hot Chocolate Sauce

200ml (7floz) Double Cream
200g Dark Chocolate, Chopped
1 dessert Spoon Brandy (optional) 


Pour the cream into a saucepan & bring to the boil. Add the chopped chocolate & stir until the chocolate has melted.

Add the brandy.

Remove from the heat & re-heat gently when needed.