Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Use high quality chocolate for these brownies. I like these made with Callebaut or Scharffen-Berger unsweetened. To make these with bittersweet chocolate instead, use 6 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, 7 tablespoons butter and 1 cup sugar. To make with semisweet chocolate, substitute 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, 5 tablespoons butter and 2/3 cup sugar.
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 4 ounces unsalted butter
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, cold
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2⁄3 cup walnuts (optional) or 2⁄3 cup pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F Line a 8x8 pan with foil, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides.
- Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pot of barely simmering water until smooth, stirring often.
- Remove bowl from heat and stir in sugar vanilla and salt.
- Add eggs one at a time, stirring thoroughly.
- Stir in flour and beat with a spoon or rubber spatula for a minute or two until smooth and glossy.
- Stir in nuts.
- Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth to even it.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with some thick gooey batter clinging to it.
Amazing brownie recipe. I will never use brownie mix again. The recipe is so simple to use. I always thought making brownies from scratch would be hard. These are so tasty and gooey. And it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. I used my kitchenaid mixer, but I kept it on stir mode. I didn't want too many air bubbles in the batter. Love this recipe!
I made these brownies for a co-worker's birthday and they turned out perfect. I frosted the brownies with Coconut and Pecan Frosting (the traditional frosting for German Chocolate Cake). My co-worker loved the brownies because the flavors were a perfect balance. Additionally the frosting reminded him of what his mom made when he was a child, so they had an additional meaning for him! This recipe has become my go to, it replaced the one I since I was in middle school (back in the day when it was called jr high). This recipe deserves more than 5 stars!!!!
I will never buy brownie mix again! These brownies were so simple, so delicious and full of rich chocolatey goodness. Yum!!