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Chocolate Brownies

The best brownies are soft in the center and have a crust on top. This recipe couldn’t be simpler – all you do is measure the ingredients into a bowl and give it all a good mix!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time23 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, chocolate, fudgy
Servings: 16 Brownies
Author: Mia

Equipment

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dutch cocoa

Ingredients for batter

  • 180 grams butter room temperature
  • 180 grams dark chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate
  • 1 tsp coffee diluted in 1 tsp hot water optional

Instructions

Mixing dry ingredients

  • Sift all-purpose flour and dutch cocoa in a bowl and set aside.

Making the brownies

  • Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 22cm x 22cm baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. let the parchment paper or aluminum foil overlap the sides of the pan to easily release brownies from pan.
  • In a bowl, place dark chocolate and butter.
  • Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in your saucepan. Set the bowl in the mouth of the pot, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl. Stir occasionally as it softens. When you have just a few small unmelted chunks, remove bowl from heat (residual heat will melt the rest). Set aside.
  • In a different bowl. Place egg and sugar and let the sugar melt using the same method of placing the bowl on top of the saucepan with simmering water. Stir until sugar melts completely.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Beat the sugar and egg mixture until pale in color.
  • Combine the sugar and egg mixture with the melted butter and dark chocolate mixture. Gently mix with a spatula until well incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients in three batches while mixing until there is no trace of flour in the batter. Do not over-mix.
  • Add the coffee and mix for a bit. Then add the semi-sweet choco chips and white chocolate and mix just enough to distribute the chips.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared baking pan and bake in the oven for 20 to 23 minutes. or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out slightly fudgy, but not wet with batter. Do not overbake!
  • Remove from the oven an let cool down! Serve and Bon Appetit!

Notes

Slightly under-bake your brownies.  Just ever so slightly, just enough that there are still some moist crumbs on your toothpick when you test the brownies.  Normally we look for a clean toothpick when baking, now we’re looking one with moist crumbs (but not liquid batter).