Super Simple Brownies
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins
An easy brownie recipe made with semisweet and unsweetened chocolate as well as brown sugar.
  • 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)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch metal baking pan with non-stick foil.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle top with chopped nuts if desired.
  5. Bake for 33-35 minutes or until shiny and beginning to crack on top.
  6. Cool in pan on rack. Cut into brownie size of your choice.
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