Update: I’m adding this recipe to the all-time favorites list because it is so easy and good. Lately, I’ve been making these with a mix of Trader Joe’s dark chocolate and Ghirardelli unsweetened. Be sure not to over-bake them.
If the new Cookie Madness banner has you craving brownies, here’s a good recipe. These brownies are excellent with a perfect not-too-cakey, not-too-fudgy texture. But take care to use a truly bittersweet or a less sweet chocolate for the “3 oz bittersweet chocolate”. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and the brownies were good, but on the sweet side.
Th original version of this was called Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies by Sara Moulton. Below is my version. If you want to see the original and read all the reviews, here’s the Triple-Chocolate Fudge Brownie recipe on Epicurious.
- 6 ounces good bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (4.5 ounces) all-purpose flour
- 1 cup extra dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9 inch metal pan with nonstick foil.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Reduce heat to low and add both chocolates. Stir on the lowest heat possible until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm.
- Stir in the sugar, vanilla and add the eggs, 1 at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in the salt and the flour, stirring unitl the mixture is just combined. Add the chocolate chips (make sure mixture is completely cool before doing this).
- Pour the batter in the pan. Smooth the top and bake on center rack for 28 to 32 minutes or until brownies appear set. Let cool completely on a pan set on a wire rack. For neater slicing, chill brownies.