A good brownie is a rich chocolate experience, but how good it tastes will depend on the quality of the chocolate. An electric mixer is essential, because this recipe will not work with a food processor. For a real treat, serve your brownies with some good-quality vanilla ice-cream.
Add the egg and extra yolk and the vanilla extract, continuing to beat until smooth, then incorporate the melted chocolate. Finally beat in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
Line a rectangular baking tin with non-stick baking paper and spoon the mixture into it, then
Leave it to cool in the tin before turning out on a rack for at least an hour before serving.
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