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brownies

The Best Brownies


Ingredients

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Dutch processed cocoa
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon boiling water
  • 2 oz. dark chocolate, 60% cocoa broken into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 8 oz. high quality milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a 9×13 pan with wide heavy duty foil, leaving a couple inches over the edge (to pull brownies out after baking). Spray the foil with cooking spray.
  3. Boil a pot of water. Meanwhile, whisk cocoa and espresso powder in bowl. Measure boiling water, then pour into cocoa espresso mixture, and whisk until blended.
  4. Add semi sweet chocolate and whisk until melted.
  5. Stir in melted butter and oil. So now it is time to add in the eggs, egg yolks and vanilla. Continue to stir until smooth. Add in sugar and mix until smooth. 
  6. Whisk  in flour, and salt until incorporated.  Stir in milk chocolate chips.
  7. Scrape batter into foil lined pan. Bake 35 minutes, turning pan half way thru. Test with toothpick, watching for  a few moist crumbs attached. 
  8. Transfer pan to wire rack and let cool completely, about 1 hour. Remove from pan using foil liner to lift brownies out of pan. Cut when cooled. 

brownies

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Notes

Brownies keep best in an airtight container, between small squares of parchment paper, for about a week. That is, if they last that long!

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Treats
  • Method: baking