Favourite brownies

A few reasons why these are my favourite brownies. They are cocoa based, which means no fuss mixing and no double boiler activity to melt chocolate. They have the paper thin top, are fudgy, chewy and dense, exactly what I like from a brownie. I admit that I used to be a brownie mix person, adding oil and egg to the powder. Yes it was easy, but really all you need to make a delicious homemade brownie is flour, cocoa, sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla. This recipe is just as simple as a mix BUT one million times better.

Equipment

Square baking pan

Parchment paper

Wooden spoon for mixing


Ingredients

1 cup flour

1 1/2 cup white sugar

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

2 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1 stick salted butter melted (1/2 cup or 113 grams)

optional additions - chopped chocolate, nuts, chocolate chips


Method

Preheat oven to 300F.


In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, cocoa.


In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla, and melted butter (not too hot otherwise it will cook the eggs).


Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Combine with a wooden spoon until there are no dry spots. Mixture is sticky and thick. Add in any chocolate or nuts at this stage.


Now mark or fold on the parchment paper the four sides of the baking pan. Put the paper flat onto your counter and spread the brownie mixture to those marks. It’s much easier to do this flat on a counter than in the baking pan. Then lift the parchment paper into the baking pan and smooth out mixture.


Bake for about 50 minutes, but check at 40 minutes by seeing if a knife comes out clean.


Let me know if you make them and please feel free tag me on Instagram @wherelizis

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