Brownies

February 28, 2021 || By: Hope F

You may be thinking, “Girl, everything that you have done recently is chocolate, do something different!” My response – “Don’t worry! Different flavors and treats will be coming soon! (After I make a dairy-free chocolate cake for someone that is).” Either way, you will thank me for bringing these brownies to your attention!

Story time – When I was in second grade, I found that I did not like my mom’s brownies as much as I had in the past. There was something different about them. Then one day, her brownies were amazing! I said this to her and she looked to the ground and said, “They were from a box mix.” My mom NEVER uses boxed mixes, but she was in a hurry that day and her guilt was obvious!

Ever since then, we have been trying to find a recipe that beats the boxed mix and does not have that artificial flavor. Today is the day that we discovered it! This recipe, adapted from Tasty, is gooey, chocolatey, rich, and decadent. You will definitely need a glass of milk with it, but it will be worth it.

Recipe: Prep Time: 20 minutes, Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Semi-Sweet Chopped Chocolate, divided in half
  • 12 tablespoons (1 and 1/2 sticks) Melted Unsalted Butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and line an 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and melt half (4 ounces) of it in a bowl in 15 second intervals. The other half will be used later.
  3. In a medium-large bowl, cream the melted butter and sugar. Then, add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in the melted chocolate (shouldn’t be too hot or else the eggs could cook). Then, sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, folding in to incorporate.
  5. Now, use the other 4 ounces of your chocolate chunks and fold them into the brownie batter.
  6. Transfer the batter into your baking pan and cook it for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes back with only some crumbs on it. A Note: if you stick the toothpick into an area of the brownie batter where there’s a chocolate chunk, it will seem gooey and underdone since it is just melted chocolate. To make sure the brownies aren’t underdone, you can press your finger on top of them to see if the batter sinks, or you could stick a toothpick in multiple areas.
  7. Let the brownies cool completely, then slice them and enjoy!

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