Saturday, 16 January 2010

Triple Chocolate Brownies

This is my favourite brownie recipe, courtesy of Sainsbury's. I've tried a few other recipes but always get the best feedback from these. They never seem to last long which is a good sign :) It's moist in the middle and crisp on top. Although I don't personally like white chocolate, I quite like the little bits of white chocolate in this brownie. Oh and it smells and tastes absolutely amazing! Obviously I'm biased... try it for yourself :)

Fresh from the oven
Thanks C for the beautiful plate :)

200g plain chocolate
50g milk chocolate
225g butter
4 medium eggs
325g unrefined golden caster sugar
10ml vanilla essence
200g white chocolate
150g plain flour, sifted
pinch of salt

  • Preheat the oven to 180C

  • Line a cake tin, 28cm x 18cm x 6cm with parchment paper.

  • In a bowl, break the milk and plain chocolate into pieces and melt with the butter.  Allow to cool slightly.

  • In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence.

  • Roughly chop the white chocolate.

  • Whisk the egg mixture into the cooled chocolate mixture, then fold in the flour, salt and white chocolate.

  • Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the top is crisp and pale and the centre is almost set.

  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack in the tin, then cut into 20 squares.


  1. OH MY GOSH!! I've been searching for this recipe for about 8 years. My mum had a folder with all the sainsburys recipes and it was lost years ago. Nothing ever beat those triple chocolate brownies but I never found the recipe! Thankyou!

  2. My close friend was having big 50th birthday bash with people fling in from all over and was having a catered lunch. She loves my brownies and asked I make some.all else was being made by wonderful local caterer.
    I tried comparing my usual recipe with lots of others... Mostly from celebrity chef cookbooks. Was in Norwich Sainsburys and saw recipe card for these. Thought it looked good and was it ever! Took it and another favourite to friend's so she could decide and this was both of our favourite. Several guests at then lunch told her how great the food was......especially the brownies. I've passed the recipe on to countless friends since. I add macadamiwn nuts which are really delicious in it.

  3. Anonymous - this is my favourite brownie recipe too. works a treat everytime. I'll have to try adding macadamia nuts next time :)

  4. I got this recipe on a piece of paper after swiping my Sainsbury's card back in 2001, when I stayed in the UK for a year. I've been making it once or twice a year ever since, but the writing faded a LOT over the years, to the point where I couldn't make out most ingredients/instructions by 2010-11. So I thought my favourite recipe was gone, since I hadn't bothered typing it up. But lo and behold! Here it is, in all its glory. Do yourselves a favour and make these brownies. One square provides you with a day's worth of calories, but you will feel so satisfied that you won't need to eat anything else anyway. Just phenomenal!


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