This chocolate brownie recipe has served us very well and has had many

birthday outings, I hope it becomes a favourite for you too.

Serves 12

4 eggs

225g caster sugar

350g dark chocolate

225g butter

225g plain flour

50g white chocolate buttons, optional

Line a 26cm square tin with nonstick paper    Set oven 180c gas 4

Whisk the eggs and sugar until very thick and creamy. Melt the chocolate

and butter on a low setting in the microwave. Fold into the mixture, then very

gently fold in the flour and white chocolate buttons.  Pour the mixture into the

tin and bake for 25 minutes – they should be slightly soft in the middle.

Cool in the tin, cut into squares and add the candles for the next birthday