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Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin’ Brilliant Brownies

3 February 2010

Bloomin Brilliant Brownies

Good brownie recipes are so hard to find! And I love a good quality, well made chunk of brownie!

Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin’ Brilliant Brownie is my absolute recipe favourite to make. And eat!

Original recipe is here. I’ve halved the portions, so it filled a 18cm square pan. I also left out the cherries and just used walnuts.


125g unsalted butter
100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), broken up
50g chopped walnuts
40g cocoa powder, sifted
35g plain flour, sifted
½ teaspoon baking powder
140g caster sugar
2 large eggs


1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.

2. Line a 25cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper.

3. In a large bowl over some simmering water, melt the butter and the chocolate and mix until smooth. Add nuts and stir together.

4. In a separate bowl, mix together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar, then add this to the chocolate and nut mixture. Stir together well.

5. Beat in the eggs until you have a silky consistency.

6. Pour your brownie mix into the baking tray, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes.

7. You don’t want to overcook them so, unlike cakes, you don’t want a skewer to come out all clean. The brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.

8. Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares.