Here's a quick and easy recipe I call Giant Brownies. Creative name, eh? But I named them that because the recipe works really well if you want your brownies large. Giant Brownies are sturdy, semi-fudgy, brownies which you can wrap individually. Another bonus is the recipe doesn't call for a million types of chocolate. It's pretty straightforward with 5 oz unsweetened. This is nice when you are looking to showcase a particular brand of chocolate or if you just have a lot of unsweetened around.
I guess the downside of this recipe is that it only makes 9 giant brownies. Or that could be a benefit depending on the situation. I have not tried to double or triple this recipe.
Loaf Pan Giant Brownies
I recently made a half batch of these brownies in a loaf pan. It worked out pretty well, though I mistakenly added too much egg and the brownies were a bit cakier than I would have liked. I used my 8 ½ by 4 ½ inch USA Pan, for the half batch. A 9x5 inch loaf pan would have been a better choice since the bottom is wider, but the smaller loaf pan worked out. I just held back 6 tablespoons of the batter and put it in a mini skillet.
More Giant Things
- 12 tablespoons butter, I used salted -- if using unsalted, about ⅜ tsp salt (170 grams)
- 5 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped (140 grams)
- 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar (350 grams)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, stir well and measure carefully if you don't have a scale (140 grams)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 inch square pan with nonstick foil or line with regular foil and spray foil with cooking spray.
- Place butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving and stirring every 30 seconds until mixture is melted. Set aside and let cool for 5 minutes.
- In a second bowl, beat sugar, vanilla, and eggs with electric mixer on high for a full 5 minutes. Stir melted chocolate mixture into egg mixture. When chocolate is incorporated, stir in flour. Pour into pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. For a cleaner cut, chill the brownies before cutting.
- When cool, grasp foil, lift from pan, place on a cutting board and cut brownies into big squares.