The Holy Grail: Chocolate Brownies

The Holy Grail: Chocolate Brownies

Munchies, anyone?

Author: Esperance Tide
Published: April 23, 2018


375g butter
2 cups caster sugar
1⅓ cups cocoa
4 eggs
½ tsp salt
1 cup flour
170g chocolate
60g cream cheese
Icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 165C and place a rack on the lower third of the oven.
  2. Line a square baking tin with lightly greased baking paper.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the butter and sugar over low heat, stirring frequently until the butter is fully melted to form a smooth syrup. Stir in the cocoa and remove from heat.
  4. Place the mixture in a large bowl and stir in the cream cheese. Add the eggs, one at a time, until fully combined, then stir in the flour and salt.
  5. Add the chopped chocolate. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Cook until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out slightly moist, about 35-40 minutes—not 50 minutes, like I did because I was too busy listening to Michael Jackson.
  7. Remove from tin as soon as you can and allow to cool on a rack. Lightly dust the cooled brownies with icing sugar and serve with a dollop of your favourite ice-cream.
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