I’m heading to San Francisco this Friday for a big food blogger conference. Months ago, I was excited. Now I’m sort of nervous, but still looking forward to it. At least when you get a bunch of food bloggers together, there’s something to talk about.
So this week I’m baking things that are easy to give away, like these brownies. I’d intended to make the Nick Malgieri/New York Times famous Supernatural Brownies, but didn’t have the right kind of chocolate and did some improvising. I’m sure these are just as good as the original, and maybe not quite as sweet. I love the slight molasses flavor from the brown sugar.
These aren’t quite as light as Artpark brownies, but they don’t involve 10 minutes of whipping with a stand mixer and that is a good thing.
Super Simple Brownies
4 oz unsalted butter (114 grams)
2 ounces 58% semi-sweet chocolate (56 grams)
2 ounces 100% unsweetened chocolate (56 grams)
2 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt plus a pinch
1/2 cup very well packed dark brown sugar (110 grams)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (96 grams)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5 ml)
1/2 cup all purpose flour (65 grams)
3 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch metal baking pan with non-stick foil.
Melt butter in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Add the chocolate, reduce heat to low or turn off the heat and stir until chocolate melts over residual heat. Cool slightly.
Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl, then whisk in salt, sugars and vanilla. Do this gently, so as not to whisk in to much air. Whisk in the chocolate. Fold in flour just until combined. Sprinkle top with chopped nuts if desired
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 33-35 minutes or until shiny and beginning to crack on top.
Cool in pan on rack. But into brownie size of your choice.