Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Best Brownies





Ingredients:




  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:




  1. Combine the sugar, flour, salt (if using unsalted butter), cocoa, eggs and melted butter and mix.
  2. Do this by hand, until the dry ingredients are just incorporated into the wet, and stop. You don’t need to beat it, and in fact want to avoid producing gluten from the flour. (Kneading flour produces gluten, the springy protein that makes bread chewy.)
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment. 
  5. Pour the batter and spread it out. Don’t try to spread it like mayo on bread, or you’ll move the parchment around. Poke at it with the tip of a rubber spatula.
  6. Bake at 325° for 20-30 minutes. It’s done when a toothpick inserted in the tallest part comes out clean. Keep in mind you’ve got chips in there. If you hit one with the toothpick it will have melted chocolate on it. You might need to poke a couple of spots to make sure you aren’t hitting a chip.



1 comment:

  1. I hate you for making all of these delicious treats.

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