Fail Safe Chocolate Brownies


Fail Safe Chocolate Brownies

Absolute crowd pleaser, super simple and always turn out beautifully.
Servings 12 people


  • 250 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 g dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa content)
  • 50 g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 75 g plain flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 350 g caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • Handful of pecans, toasted and chopped
  • Handful of chocolate chips, whatever chocolate you prefer


  • Heat the oven to 180C (160C fan oven), 350F, Gas 4. Line a 23cm (9inch) square tin with baking paper.
  • Melt butter and chocolate over simmering water and mix till smooth. 
  • In a large separate bowl mix the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar. 
  • Then add the chocolate mixture to this. 
  • Beat the eggs and mix in thoroughly till you have a silky consistency. Then add a good squeeze or a tablespoon of Golden Syrup.
  • Add chocolate chips.
  • Then add the chopped toasted pecan nuts.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and put the tin in the oven.
  • Bake for around 25 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch.
  • Allow them to cool in the tin, then cut into squares.