Brownies are flat chocolate dessert squares that can be baked to several different degrees of firmness. I believe that the perfect brownie is rich in chocolate flavour yet still moist and slightly chewy. Some people prefer a firmer brownie but the chewiness gets me every time. Brownies are a sure fire way to get a party started. It is said that one cannot just eat one brownie and the recipe below, will definitely bring some truth to that statement. The recipe makes nine 1 inch brownies or you could choose to cut them smaller and get even more.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 cups of dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/8 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 35 minutes
READY IN: 50 minutes
SERVING SIZE: 9 servings
- First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees F (163 degrees C).
- After preheating your oven, use a double boiler to melt the dark chocolate and butter in a bowl. After your chocolate has melted, remove the bowl from the heat and set aside.
- Next, line a 9×9 inch baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
- In another bowl, add the eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk together until well combined. After the ingredients have been combined, add the egg mixture to the chocolate and mix thoroughly. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into the chocolate mixture and fold together using a silicon spatula.
- Finally, add the brownie mixture to the baking dish before placing it in the oven to bake for 35 minutes or until the edges are firm. Once the edges are firm, remove the dish and allow the brownies to cool before cutting into 1 inch squares.