• 175 g smooth dark chocolate
  • 175 g English butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 250 g Fairtrade golden caster sugar
  • 3 large British free-range eggs, beaten
  • 100 g British plain flour
  • 25 g cocoa


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4. Grease and line 32 x 22 x 5cm rectangular baking tray with baking paper.

  2. 2

    Put the chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water for about 5 minutes, until melted. To melt in the microwave, place in a microwave-proof jug and melt for 2 minutes on full power.

  3. 3

    Put the sugar and eggs in a bowl and whisk with a hand-held electric whisk until light and pale.

  4. 4

    Sift in the flour and cocoa. Add the melted chocolate mixture and fold the ingredients together until smooth.

  5. 5

    Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool completely in the tin before turning out and cutting into 16 squares.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1005kj 240kcal 12%
  • Fat 14.1g 20%
  • Saturates 8.1g 41%
  • Sugars 19.4g 22%
  • Salt 0.04g <1%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1792kj/428kcal

Each serving provides

24.1g carbohydrate 1.7g fibre 3.2g protein

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