I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a good brownie. They are my favorite dessert, hands down. I know they aren’t very fancy or elegant, but I don’t care. They are down right delicious!
Over the years I have had my fair share. I am always up for trying a new brownie, but I am picky! I prefer them to be fudgy, chocolaty, moist, gooey, NOT cakey, and NO frosting.
Well, I finally found the absolute perfect brownie, thanks to the lovely Anita of Dessert First. She recently posted her favorite basic brownie recipe and I nearly attacked the screen. I wanted that brownie with ice cream!! It looked so delicious!
I finally found time to make them this week. The search is over, the perfect brownie has been discovered! Anita you are a genius! You can jazz them up if you want…add in chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, caramel, etc.! I personally like the classic intense fudgy flavor!!
Good thing we gave these to our friend for his birthday, if they were sitting around the house I would of eaten the whole pan! They are that good!
Adapted from Dessert First
about 16 squares
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons cocoa
⅓ cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8 inch square baking pan with foil and grease well with butter.
Combine chocolates and butter in a metal and place over a bain-marie (pot of simmering water) on medium heat. Heat until chocolates and butter are melted and combined – be sure to stir occasionally to combine and to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn.
Remove from heat and let cool while you make the rest of the batter.
Whisk eggs and sugar together in a large bowl until thick and light-colored, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add in the salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder and whisk to combine.
Add in the melted chocolate mixture and whisk to combine thoroughly.
Sift the flour over the mixture and whisk to combine.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, making sure to spread it evenly into the corners. Smooth the top out with a spatula.
Bake in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, rotating halfway. Brownies are done when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Do not overbake!
Let cool on wire rack before cutting into pieces.