This may or may not be the last thing that I make for my local sorority girls, but we're getting close to the end of the cookie and bar donations.
There are people, strange people that like cakey brownies, my family was not part of that group. I remember these brownies that my mother always made, none of us liked them. You needed a glass of milk during the eating process because they were so dry you could hardly swallow, not a glass of milk to cut the richness of the chewy, fudgy goodness. Needless to say I will probably not ever make a cakey brownie unless asked to by someone else. I just don't prefer them, and why give other people something that you don't believe in? That just seems silly.
I found this fudgy brownie recipe from Cookie Madness and then accessed the original recipe from recipezaar. I decided to make these because Anna from Cookie Madness said that these were maybe the best brownies that she ever made. I have to say they were really easy and really good. A fabulous recipe all around.
Super Fudgy Brownies
5 oz bittersweet chocolate
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
8 Tbsp unsalted butter
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
Walnuts for top (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line an 8 inch metal pan foil and spray foil with cooking spray.
Melt both chocolate and butter together in a metal bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring often. Or you can use my method of popping the chocolate and the butter in the microwave and melt it that way. You do have to check it every 20 seconds to start and then more often as it melts, you want to make sure you do not burn the chocolate (it is a lot easier in a double boiler because there is no chance of burning the chocolate. It a slower method but and it is more gentle for the chocolate.) Stir in cocoa powder. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
Whisk in to the chocolate mixture the sugar and then the eggs one at a time, vanilla and salt. Make sure that the chocolate mixture is not too hot when you start adding the eggs in, you do not want to have scrambled eggs in your chocolate. Fold in the flour and stir until blended. Pour into pan. (if using nuts you can line them on top of the mixture.)
Place into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. A cake tester or tooth pick should come out clean or with small crumbs when these brownies are done. Let sit on the counter to cool 1 to 2 hours, or you can put these in the refrigerator to cool (they will cut easier if they are cold.)
These came out very fudgy and yummy. You definitely need to have them with a large glass of milk or a big bowl of ice cream as my roommate did. Great brownies!