Ultimate Fudge Brownies
In my book, a brownie should always be soft and moist which is why I love Ultimate Fudge Brownies. I am not a fan of making brownies in small batches from a box mix because they never seem to come out right. The edges are always too crisp. You want hard and crunchy? Have some peanut brittle. Besides, making brownies from scratch is super easy and once you know how, it is the only way you will do it from now on.
I came across the recipe for Ultimate Fudge Brownies by Kris Longwell and knew I had make them. Try it out for yourself and let me know how it goes.
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 5 ounces bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened American-style cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1) Pre-heat oven to 350 F while getting your mise en place together.
2) Lube an 8X8 inch square baking pan with non-stick baking spray.
Line the pan with aluminum foil. Have the foil overhang opposite sides by a couple of inches.
Lube the foil with the non-stick baking spray.
3) Combine the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
4) Melt butter and chocolate together in a double boiler set up.
(You could do this in a microwave. Just be careful not to burn the chocolate.)
(Pro-Tip: Cut the stick of butter into smaller cubes and/or use softened butter. Or try grating cold, hard butter with your cheese grater. What? Yes. Trust me on this.)
5) Remove the chocolate and butter mixture from the heat and mix the sugars into the chocolate and butter mixture until well combined.
6) Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix until the sugars have dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
7) Add the flour mixture and mix until just evenly incorporated.
8) Pour the batter into the foil lined baking pan. Make sure it is smooth and flat to the edges.
9) Bake in the middle of the oven for 30 to 33 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
10) Transfer to a wire rack to let cool.
11) Transfer the brownies to a cutting board using the overhanging foil as handles.
Carefully peel back the foil.
12) Cut the Ultimate Fudge Brownies into 16 pieces. Or just one big piece. It’s up to you.
What do you think about this recipe? Easy enough right?
Let me know in the comments how yours turned out or if you have any other PRO-TIPS.