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Four slices of brownie on a plate sprinkles with cocoa powder Tried & Tested

Calorie conscious brownies

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3.4 stars based on 15 ratings

These low calorie brownies are truly scrumptious and they only contain 179 kcal & 11.6% fat per serving!

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:4
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

  • 70g 2½ oz Margarine
  • 25g 1 oz Plain chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) lightly beaten
  • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 60g 2⅛ oz Half Spoon granulated sugar Half Spoon granulated sugar
  • 25g 1 oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Cocoa powder
  • ½tsp ½tsp Baking powder

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, 350°F, gas mark 4).

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Grease and base line a 14cm square tin.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Put the chocolate and margarine in a large bowl over a pan of just-simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir until the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat and stir until smooth.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 25g 1 oz Plain chocolate (70% cocoa)
    • 70g 2½ oz Margarine
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Add the other ingredients to the bowl and mix well. Spoon into the tin, levelling the surface with the back of a spoon.

    Ingredients for this step

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Bake for 25 minutes or until risen and firm around the edges but a little soft in the centre.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Cool in the tin for 15 minutes. The brownie will continue to cook as it cools.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Serve warm with fromage frais or sliced for afternoon tea.