325g Chocolate (roughly chopped)
150g Soft brown sugar
225g Plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/ Gas 3. Line four baking trays with baking parchment
or bake two batches at a time on two trays.
Put 125g of the chocolate in a small bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Avoid
the bowl touching the water. When almost melted, remove from the heat, leave for a
few minutes, then sir until smooth. Leave to cool.
Whisk the butter and sugar together until a creamy texture. Then whisk in the egg,
followed by the melted chocolate.
Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and beat into
the chocolate mixture. Add the remaining chopped chocolate. Form balls.
(I use an ice cream scoop to scoop the mixture onto the trays)
Leave plenty of room between balls as they will spread. Bake in the oven
for 12 minutes they will still be soft do not worry they will firm up as they cool.
When removed from the oven leave to cool for a few minutes before transferring
to a cooling rack to cool completely if you can leave them that long.