We’ve already covered baking substitutes here, but if you don’t have some of the ingredients feel free to substitute the butter for coconut oil and caster or soft light brown sugar for coconut, demerara or granulated sugar. Plain flour can be substituted for oat flour, rye or spelt. Do not skip the teaspoon of salt, as strange as it might sound, even baked goods need to be seasoned correctly.
Makes 8 brownies
200g dark chocolate
150g unsalted butter
100g caster sugar
100g soft light brown sugar
100g plain flour
2tbsp cocoa powder
Combine the butter and chocolate in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water and melt very gently. Alternatively cover the bowl with cling film and steam in a Miele Steam Oven at 100˚C for 2 minutes and when ready, whisk to combine.
Add the caster sugar and whisk to combine, then add the soft light brown sugar and whisk once again, followed by the eggs. Make sure everything is well combined.
Sieve together the flour, cocoa and salt and add to the chocolate mixture, making sure there are no visible lumps. At this point you could add any extra ingredients like walnuts.
Grease and line a 20cm baking tray with baking parchment and pour the mixture on top and even out with a spatula.