Chocolate Brownies

January 10, 2012. That is the date today people, I kid you not. And the day is drawing to a close so technically it’s closer to January 11th.

So what does this actually mean? Well Christmas is over, New Years is covered too and everyone has gone back to their normal, boring, everyday lives. You may have even made a resolution or two. But really, what’s the point? If you are not committed to something the other 11 months and 30 days of the year, what is going to make January 1st such a turning point? My theory is that if we all make resolutions every minute of every hour of every day, we may actually have a shot at accomplishing them. Life is a constant resolution to aim higher, do better and be happier.

With that said, now it is time for me to provide some extensive diet sabotage. Sorry to all of you guys out there munching on your carrot sticks and rice cakes, I can’t resist sharing the recipe for what are probably the best brownies I have ever made in my entire life. Yah I know, I haven’t been alive that long…but still!

I made them during the holidays for my chocoholic guests (not fully realizing just what chocoholics they were) and the entire batch was literally devoured in less than 10 minutes between only 2 people. Had I known this, I probably would have doubled the recipe. I even had someone get on their knees and bow down, thanking me for making these. I’m still not sure I know what to say. You’re welcome??? I can’t take all the credit though. I would still be living in mediocre brownie land if it weren’t for Joy the Baker.

BEST BROWNIES EVER.

Word.

Yes, I just said that. In fact I will say (type) it again.

Word.

Now go make some brownies my peeps!

Chocolate Brownies

Adapted from Joy the Baker

Ingredients:

200 grams 70% chocolate, broken into pieces
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 eggs
Preheat the oven to 350. Prepare a baking dish by lining it with tin foil and greasing the foil with butter or oil.
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Melt the chocolate and butter. I was lazy and opted for the microwave over a double boiler. Just make sure you don’t forget about it and have your chocolate scorch.
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Whisk the eggs, sugar and salt in a separate bowl/
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Then whisk in the melted chocolate mixture (allow it to cool slightly first though to avoid chocolate scrambled eggs).
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Finally add the flour and baking powder until all the ingredients are incorporated.
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Pour into your prepared pan (all I had was a 9 inch pie dish so that’s what I used).
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Bake at 350 F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out fairly clean. I say this because it will come out completely clean around the edges but the inner part will still be a bit gooey. Personally I prefer this because the brownie stays extraordinarily fudgy.
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Cool and slice. In my case I probably could have cut the thing in half, put it on 2 plates and let them go to town.
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5 thoughts on “Chocolate Brownies

  • January 11, 2012 at 1:35 am
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    Ok, I’m going to trust you and my girl, Joy, for this one. I have a brownie recipe that I ADORE. Next time I am making brownies though, I’m going to give this one a try. I’m pinning it now, so I won’t forget.

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  • January 11, 2012 at 11:51 pm
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    Really it’s only eggs, butter, sugar and flour so I am sure that most recipes with similar ratios are going to taste close to the same. Not that I am trying to down-play their deliciousness!

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  • January 14, 2012 at 12:43 am
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    2 people ate the whole batch? Does it mean You haven’t saved even a small piece for me?

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