Brownies were the first thing I ever made in the kitchen with my mom and grandma over 30 years ago now. Back then, it was a simple brownie box mix to keep it simple for me, but I just remember that every Sunday, we would always make brownies and that was my job. It was something I always looked forward to, and when I was finished mixing the batter I would purposefully “forget” to put all of the batter in the pan to bake… I would save myself some extra batter to lick off the spoon and that was almost better than eating the fully baked brownies.
Today, they are still one of my favorite things to make and eat. My 3 kids now help me in my kitchen, and lick the spoon just like I used to so many years ago when I was growing up.
I am sharing my favorite fudgy/chewy brownie recipe.
This is a very decadent chocolate taste, and will definitely give you a chocolate fix if that’s what you’re going for.
Fudgy Brownie Recipe
Bake Temp: 350 F
Bake Time: 30-35 minutes
3/4 cup unsalted butter
4 ounce semi-sweet chocolate
2 cups granulated sugar*
3 large eggs, room temp
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened dutch-process cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
optional: 1 and 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
-Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease pan.
-In a microwave safe bowl, combine the butter and 2 ounces of chocolate. Melt in 30 second increments, whisking after each, until completely smooth.
-Whisk in the sugar until completely combined, then whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
-Add the cocoa powder, flour, salt, remaining 2 ounces of chocolate and the chocolate chips. -Fold it all together with a rubber spatula. Batter will be very thick. Spread evenly into prepared pan.
-Bake for 30-35 minutes. You can check to see if your brownies are done by sticking a toothpick or knife thru the center of the baked brownies. If it comes out clean, they are done. If it comes out with batter, add a few minutes to the bake time.
-Let them cool, and enjoy!
Vanilla Cake Recipe
Hi, Im Whitney Berge
Aka, The Blonde who Bakes,