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White chocolate chilli brownies

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Makes 25 small or 12 medium
Dietary Vegetarian
From Saturday Kitchen


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/355F/Gas 4.

  2. Lightly butter a 20cm x 30cm/8in x 12in straight-sided baking tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.

  3. Finely slice the chillies on the diagonal.

  4. Combine the sugar, water and chillies and bring to the boil, stirring. Simmer for five minutes.

  5. In a heatproof bowl set over a pot of barely simmering water, melt the butter with 150g/5oz of the white chocolate, whisking well until smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.

  6. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together until pale. Beat in the melted white chocolate mixture.

  7. Fold in the sifted flour and salt, then the remaining chopped white chocolate. Drain the chillies and add most of them to the batter.

  8. Pour into the baking pan, strew the remaining chillies on top, and bake for 25 minutes or until the top is firm and lightly golden. Remove and cool in the pan.

  9. Cut into small or large squares, dust with icing sugar and serve.


  • 200g/7oz butter
  • 300g/10½oz quality white chocolate, chopped
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 150g/5oz caster sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 200g/7oz plain flour, sifted
  • pinch of salt
  • icing sugar for serving

For the chillies

  • 1 large fresh red chilli, de-seeded
  • 1 large fresh green chilli, de-seeded
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 150ml/5fl oz water

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