These vegan brownies are everything the perfect brownie should be- fudgy, chocolate-y and rich with crispy edges and a gooey middle. If that's not perfect we don't know what is.
30g cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground flax seeds/chia seeds
250g dark chocolate, chopped
180g caster sugar
120g neutral oil (such as sunflower or rapeseed)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
Make the flax egg by combining flaxseeds with water in a bowl. Let it sit until thick (approx 10 minutes).
In the meantime melt 180g of the chopped chocolate (either in a microwave or over boiling water). Let it sit for 5 minutes to cool.
In a separate bowl, add sugar and oil and whisk for 2-3 minutes until smooth. Add the flax egg, vanilla and melted chocolate and whisk until mixed.
Gently fold in the dry ingredients, until incorporated. Last, fold in the reserved chocolate chunks Pour the batter into a 20x20cm parchment lined baking tin.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool before slicing.