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Best. Brownies. Ever.


October 19, 2016

Our friend Amy shared this unbelievably rich, chewy brownie recipe with us, and we were feeling generous so we just had to share it with you.  If you want to kill it at your next potluck, just follow the instructions below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon high quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz dark chocolate (we used Twenty-Four Blackbirds Öko Caribe)
  • 1.5 sticks (plus a little extra to grease the pan) of unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1.25 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste (regular vanilla extract works, but vanilla bean paste is awesome)
  • 6 oz dark chocolate cut into chunks (for this part we used Ritual Fleur de Sel)

Brownie ingredients

Recipe:

Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.  Line a 9"x13" pan with wax paper.  Rub butter liberally onto wax paper then sprinkle cocoa powder into the pan.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.

Use a double boiler to melt 6 oz of your dark chocolate and 1.5 sticks of butter.  Stir until melted, then refrigerate the mixture while you're working on the next step.  (If you don't have a double boiler, it's really easy to hack one out of a saucepan and a heat proof mixing bowl.)

Mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla on medium heat in a stand mixer for 15 minutes.  You can use a hand mixer instead, but a stand mixer is way easier.  Once the mixture is fluffy, turn your stand mixer to low speed and add your melted chocolate/butter from the fridge.

Brownie ingredients stand mixer

Once all wet ingredients are incorporated, slowly add dry ingredients to your stand mixer bowl and keep mixing at low to medium speed until all ingredients are combined.  Turn off your stand mixer and carefully stir in 6 oz dark chocolate cut into small chunks.  Pour batter into prepared pan and bake brownies for 35 minutes at 325 degrees.

Lift brownies out of the pan with the wax paper, cool, and serve!  Pro-tip: we tried topping ours with ice cream, peanut butter, and/or caramel sauce.  Brownies love toppings.

Bon Appetit,

Robyn Hartung, CEO