The Best Chocolate Brownies

Soft & chewy chocolate brownie; make it your way and make it today. Treat yourself right...


Brownies always hit that special part in my heart. Whether we these brownies are eaten warm & fresh out of the oven, glazed with ganache or frosting or topped with ice cream and fresh espresso, these are the yummiest & easiest brownies!


Everywhere in the world there are tensions - economic, political, religious. So we need chocolate. -Alain Ducasse

If I am making these as a treat for someone, I love finding out their favorite taste: cherries, white chocolate, caramel chips.... Then while folding in the chocolate mixture, I will sprinkle that into the batter. Even if it is one of their favorite chocolate bars, biting into a chunk of your favorite sweet while enjoying a fresh, warm brownie sends everyone to the moon & back.


Now grab your apron & play with your food!



Best Chocolate Brownie

* makes (1) 8x10 baking pan -or- (2) 8 inch tart pans


The Edibles:

  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate, cut into chunks

  • 5 tablespoon butter / coconut oil

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2/3 cup flour, sifted

  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

The Process:

  1. Preheat to 350°F. Line your baking pans with butter, then dust lightly with flour.

  2. Heat a large bowl over a pan with water (or use a double broiler) over medium heat.

  3. Heat the chocolate with the butter/oil, mixing constantly until smooth and glossy. Set aside to cool slightly, for about 2 minutes.

  4. Whisk the eggs with the sugar until fluffy with ribbons when lifted from the bowl.

  5. Slowly, whisk the egg mixture into the chocolate.

  6. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.

  7. Fold the chocolate mix into the dry ingredients until just combined.

  8. Pour the batter into prepared pans, smoothing the tops to make sure it is evenly distributed.

  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick/fork/skewer comes out clean.

  10. Remove from the oven, cool for 15 minutes and flip out onto a cooling rack to finishing cooling.

  11. Frost as desired, if desired at all, and enjoy! Serve them right after or store them in an airtight container for up to 1 week. You can also freeze for up to 2 months, and thaw thoroughly before serving. See the tips below!

Tips:

  • Make it ahead of time or make a few---- you can freeze this recipe with ease for simple, stress-free event planing. Just bring it out of the freezer and thaw for a few hours before serving. Top with a ganache or whipped cream, or just pop in the oven to warm it up for a soft, chewy brownie bite!

  • Feel free to substitute butter/coconut oil for olive oil, vegan butter or ghee.

  • To make this gluten-free, substitute your choice of gluten-free flour.

  • For the sugar, feel free to use white, brown or coconut sugar. If you are hoping to omit sugar, you can replace it with 1/2 cup maple syrup.

  • If make-shifting a double broiler at home, be careful of steam!

  • Share with people you enjoy being around. Yum!

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Let me know how this recipe worked for you and what you did to #makefoodfun and #makeityourown by leaving a comment!


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