My Favourite Chocolate Brownies

Recipe from Cook With Jamie by Jamie Oliver

These brownies are an amazing treat that everyone will enjoy. Made with dark chocolate, these brownies are super easy and super delicious.

I absolutely love this Jamie Oliver recipe and make these brownies often. These are amazing on their own, however adding some macadamia nuts makes all the difference. I have never tried them with cherries as I am not a huge fan, but it won’t hurt to give it a try. The trick when baking brownies is to not over cook them. If you take them out of the oven and they are still a little gooey it wont matter as the chocolate will harden at room temperature. I have made these brownies numerous times and still forget to put in ingredients sometimes. When baking brownies DON’T FORGET THE EGGS! I have done this twice now and I can tell you they don’t turn out well. Have fun and happy brownie baking!

Thanks Jamie for this recipe xx


  • 200 g quality dark chocolate (70%)
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 75 g dried sour cherries, optional
  • 50 g chopped nuts (macadamia, pecan, walnuts or Brazil nuts), optional
  • 80 g quality cocoa powder
  • 65 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 360 g caster sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 24cm square baking tin with baking paper.

Snap the chocolate into a large bowl, add the butter and place over a pan of simmering water, until melted, stirring regularly. Stir through the cherries and nuts if using.

Sift the cocoa powder and flour into a separate bowl, add the baking powder and sugar, then mix together. Add this to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture and stir together well. Beat the eggs, then mix in until you have a silky consistency.

Pour the brownie mix into the baking tin, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. You don’t want to overcook them so you don’t want a skewer to come out too clean – the brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still a little gooey in the middle.

Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares.

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