Thursday, 4 July 2013


I have tasted several brownies in my lifetime. At university my friend Ros and I adored the Sainsburys brownies however they were not a patch on these.

Fay's brownies are really easy to make and are perfect for any occasion - I regularly bake them at home for tea or to take to friends' houses and I even made them recently for an end of term drinks party and they went down a treat (I was suddenly the most popular person in the room)!

Ingredients for 12 large brownies:

180g dark chocolate
180g butter
260g caster sugar (I have sometimes used just granulated sugar)
3 large eggs
80g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
200g Galaxy milk chocolate, roughly chopped (the magic ingredient)

Put the oven on 180 (fan), 200 or gas mark 6 and then line a a tin / dish (around 25 x 25 cm or whatever you have) with baking paper. Use more than you need so it falls over the edge (this makes it easy to lift them out after). Then break up the dark chocolate and mix it with the butter in a glass or metal bowl. Put this in a saucepan of boiling water and gently stir it until it melts.

Once it is completely melted, let it cool for a bit. While this is happening, separately beat the sugar and eggs with a whisk and then fold into the chocolate mixture.

Sift the flour and cocoa over the whole lot and mix together completely. Apparently it is best to use a big metal spoon - no idea why - but I don't have one so I just use a wooden or plastic one.

Finally fold in the chopped up galaxy pieces (doesn't it look like Heaven in a bowl)!

Pour it into the dish and smooth it over so it is even and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. I always check at 35 minutes as you do not want to burn them....

Finally take them out the oven and leave to cool (I know it is tough)! 

Once it is not so hot, lift out of the dish using the baking paper as a sling and tuck in!!

Even Bree from Desperate Housewives would be impressed!

According to My Fitness Pal there are about 410 calories per brownie (it is worth every calorie though)!


  1. These are definetly the best brownies EVER... I put rasberries in them though.. takes them to a whole new level!

    1. Thank you - I love that idea and will definitely be trying it! x

  2. Dear Emma

    Thanks for the recipe. Just after the ingredients you refer to "dark chocolate". You could delete "dark" and change "Sift the flour and chocolate over the whole lot..." to 'Sift the flour and cocoa powder over the whole lot..."

    Hope this helps.

    BW John

    1. Thank you BW John - hope you enjoyed making the brownies :-)