Singing Baker Brownies

I know the secret to making the best brownies in the world.


Yes, you have to do all the usual stuff like preparing the pan and weighing the ingredients …


… and using those fiddly little teaspoons …


… and cracking the eggs …


… and stirring.


But should I tell you the secret?

Okay. But only if you promise not to tell anyone.

Here’s the secret …

The secret is …

You did promise not to tell, right?

Okay, here goes.

The secret is …

… finding the right song!

Which is how he made the best brownies in the world.


Singing Baker Brownies

5 oz butter
9 oz castor sugar
3 oz cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 oz plain flour

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.

Grease and line the base of an 8″ square pan with baking parchment.

Melt the butter, sugar, cocoa and salt together in a bowl over a pan of hot water. It will look like it’s never going to come together, but it does … if you know the right song 😉

Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.

Fold in the flour, then give the batter a good stir for about 5 seconds to strengthen it a little (there isn’t much flour in the recipe, so it’s okay to develop a bit of gluten to give the brownies some structure).

Scrape into the prepared pan and level the top.

Bake for 30 minutes or until it’s still a bit gooey (but not sloppy).

Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then remove to a wire rack. Cut into squares.

Leave a comment


  1. another secret–having the right mom!

  2. This is soooo cute 😀

  3. maddestmegs

     /  February 9, 2014

    Awww 🙂

  4. Jeannette

     /  February 21, 2014

    Great brownies, great recipe, great singing by a great boy!

  5. Oh my gosh, he’s sooooo incredibly cute and a pretty amazing singer too 🙂 Bet his brownies WERE the best ever 🙂 (And thanks for the recipe, btw. Will be trying those.

  6. Dad

     /  February 28, 2014

    Go for it, Thomas.
    Reminiscent of the Mamas & the Papas……………
    Sing for your supper
    And you’ll get brownies
    Songbirds always eat
    If their song is sweet to hear

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