By the time I finished last night, I was exhausted, grouchy and depressed. Perfect setting for rich, dense and fudgey brownies. These brownies were the first brownies I made years ago that weren't from a mix. I'll never go back to a box. They are so quick and simple with results that blow boxes out of the water.
Just give me a spoon and I'll eat 'em just like this!
(makes 9x13 pan)
from The New Best Recipe
1 1/4 C cake flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
6 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine
12 Tb unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 1/4 C sugar
4 large eggs
1 Tb vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 glass baking pan. In medium bowl, whisk the four, salt and baking powder.
2. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave in a large bowl using 30 second increments, stirring after each time. Do not let the chocolate burn! Whisk in the sugar gradually. Add eggs one at a time, whisking after each egg until thoroughly combined. Whisk in the vanilla.
3. Add the flour mixture in three additions, folding with a rubber spatula until the batter is smooth and homogeneous.
4. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, about 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for two hours before cutting.