Recipe by Ms B.
This is an adopted recipe that I haven't yet tried. The original chef comments: "From Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl. The better the chocolate you use, the better the brownie you get….Please make sure that your oven temperature is accurate!"
Top Review by Hey Jude
I made these today after seeing the recipe in the book by Ruth Reichl. If you like fudgy type brownies then these are for you. Absolutely delicious. I made them exactly as written and we had them as 'brownie sundaes'. This is now my go-to recipe for brownies and I may add mini chocolate chips next time since "you can never have too much chocolate"! Thanks Ms Bold :)
- 2⁄3 cup butter
- 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate (get the good stuff)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup flour, sifted
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Butter and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
- Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler over boiling water.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Beat eggs and salt in a mixer, add sugar at high speed and beat for 10 minutes until mixture looks white.
- Add chocolate/butter mixture to the eggs just until blended.
- Add flour and mix just until it is combined and you don’t see any white streaks.
- Pour in prepared pan and put in oven.
- Immediately reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 40 minutes.
- Prick with a toothpick to test for "doneness" it should NOT be quite clean when you pull the tooth pick out.
- Be careful to not over bake – the brownies are fudge-like, not cake-like.
- Important: cool completely before cutting.