Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin’ Brilliant Brownies

So my resolution to cook more things without chocolate was short lived. Inspired by this thread I thought that the best way to celebrate the end of my (brief) Chocolate Drought was with dense, fudgey brownies. Yummo! I hear you say, and right you are. The title is no overstatement, these babies are BRILLIANT! Just the thing for a chilly Winter’s day.

Be warned, there is a lot of butter in this recipe. But if my scale says ‘0’ then… it cant be that much can it?

True to form, I doubled slightly upped the chocolate dose

Then licked the bowl. Did you expect any less?

I added 5 mins to the cooking time because I used a smaller tin so I was very worried when I took my brownies out and they were quite firm. The last few batches of brownies I had cooked were too dry and I thought I had overcooked these too

Then the top sank and I knew I was in the clear!

mmmmmmmm fudgey…

Now I felt a bit like Nigella when I was eating these. They were so gooey and fudgey that I wanted to roll around on the floor in ecstacy. I always thought her moaning was a little over the top, but if she enjoys eating all her food as much as I enjoyed eating these, I absolutely understand!

The recipe I used was Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin’ Brilliant Brownies found HERE

I did change the nuts and cherries for milk and white chocolate chips and used a 20cm tin because I was lacking a larger tin but they were the only changes I made.

So, my lovelies, what is your favourite chocolate recipe?

By Katie

What can I say? I love sweets, in all shapes and sizes! You only live once, so why not indulge once in a while? Or, in my case, most of the time...


  1. i made these last week and had a disaster.
    yours look so delectable!

  2. Now this is my kind of blog! So many great pictures of cakes and sweet stuff. This is my idea of heaven!

  3. To be honest Holly, I made them again last night and tinkered around with the amount of butter (trying to make it less heart clogging) and it was a massive fail! I also blame the mix of caster sugar and brown sugar I used as I forgot to get some more caster sugar from the shops, and also taking the brownies out even though I could see that they weren’t fully cooked. Basically, just an epic fail on all counts! Thank god I had a previous success!

  4. ooh! The pic of the brownies out of the tine but not cut up looks delish! I love those fudgey bits too!

  5. LOL I like your logic! if the scale says zero then zero it is! 😉 Great way to break your chocolate fast!

  6. Onika I tinkered with putting brown sugar and caster sugar in as well and it came out a big old mess! Good luck with your next try 🙂

    Lorraine, Im glad someone else shares my unique form of logic!

  7. I have been wanting to make Jamie’s brownies desperately after seeing the vogue thread! I agree, I think I would leave out the cherries (personal taste). Mmmmm – I may bump these up my ‘to bake’ list, and let them overtake the ‘healthy’ brownies I was going to bake (using pureed spinach & carrot) haha.

    One recipe that always works for me is the Hummingbird Bakery Traditional Brownie (I add in some white choc bits too). http://www.houseandhome.com/food/recipes/traditional-brownies-recipe
    Its a really cute cookbook actually. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hummingbird-Bakery-Cookbook-Tarek-Malouf/dp/1845978307/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247575533&sr=8-1 I got it from a second hand book sale.

    Heidi xo

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