Bubbe’s Famous Brownies is a recipe from my friend Amy’s blog, What Jew Wanna Eat.
Amy (who used to work at our grocery store doing chef demos) has a great collection of Jewish recipes, many of which are dedicated to her grandmother. This one is actually from her grandmother, so it’s super special.
The original recipe calls for a frosting, but in my opinion these don’t need it! With 2 cups of chocolate chips and a nice scattering of nuts on top, frosting is not something you will miss.
- 2 sticks unsalted butter (230 grams)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
- 2 cups sugar (400 grams)
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla or 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon almond
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (125 grams)
- 2 cups semisweet or bittersweet chips (or use a mixture of white chips)
- Optional: walnuts, peanut butter chips, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- Melt butter over medium or medium low heat. Remove from heat, then add the cocoa and stir until smooth. Add sugar and stir until well blended, then stir in the vanilla.
- Add eggs one at a time, whisking or beating after each egg is added.
- Stir in the salt until well mixed, then stir in the flour.
- Make sure the batter isn't so hot that it will melt the chips, then add the chips.
- Spread batter evenly in pan and sprinkle top generously with nuts.
- Bake 25-30 minutes. Brownies will be done when a toothpick comes out almost clean.