Ultimate Fudge Brownies

Ultimate Fudge Brownies

Basically, I took some time off. I relaxed, I watched movies, I ate my weight in cookie dough. I mean, that’s what the holidays are for, right? And let me tell you, it was glorious. But now that the holidays are long over it’s time to pull my socks up & start being productive again – you ready? I’m gonna start the new year as I mean to go on… with super excellently delicious brownies, obviously. Ultimate Fudge Brownies, if you will.

I am hesitant to use the word ‘ultimate’, but you’ll just have to trust me on this one: these are the best fudge brownies I have ever come across. They are outrageously good, and I’ve yet to find a taste-tester who hasn’t loved them. A papery thin crackly top, a fudgy & dense centre – is there anything more delicious? Sometime I like to under-bake them just the tiniest bit so I can get that gooey melt in the mouth bite of perfection.


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Makes 16 perfect brownies | Recipe by Passionate Baker


  • 250g of dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 300g of butter, cut into cubes
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 250g of caster sugar
  • 80g of plain flour, sifted


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C & grease & line a 9x9inch square baking tin with parchment paper.
  2. In a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate & butter together.
  3. While the chocolate mixture melts down, whisk together the eggs, egg yolk, & sugar in a large bowl until thoroughly combined & pale in colour.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the eggs mixture & stir together with a whisk.
  5. Using a spatula, fold the flour into the mixture & pour into the prepared baking tin.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the top is papery & the centre is still gooey with a slight wibble.
  7. Leave the brownies to cool completely in the tin.


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