Chocolate Brownies - Frances Atkins

By Mecca Ibrahim •

These soft, squidgy brownies are speckled with pieces of white chocolate and should be cut into small cubes to serve with coffee.


160g butter
200g plain chocolate
225g caster sugar
3 eggs
55g plain flour
55g cocoa powder
100g white chocolate buttons
100g hazelnuts
Icing sugar to dust


1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC/Gas mark 3

2. Melt the butter and the plain chocolate separately

3. Whisk together the sugar and eggs. Add the melted butter and plain chocolate and stir well to combine

4. Add the sieved flour and cocoa, white chocolate buttons and chopped nuts and pour on to a greased and lined Swiss roll tin. Bake for 20–30 minutes

5. When cooked, allow to cool slightly, then cut into small squares and dust with icing sugar

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Mecca Ibrahim

Mecca is Head of Social Media at Great British Chefs and has spent the last 10 years at some of the biggest and most innovative internet businesses out there (Yahoo, Just Giving, E-How, and Joost). She was winning awards for her blog when most people didn't know what a blog was. Mecca hosts an annual food blogging competition called NomNomNom and runs the multi-award winning London Underground Tube Diary.

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