Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is the ultimate fudgy brownie; great for chocolate lovers. There is just enough flour to hold the butter, chocolate, and eggs together. They are so dense, these treats need 2 hours to cool. The recipe comes from the Ultimate Brownie Book.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature,plus additional for pan
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate or 9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped or 9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 23 cup flour, plus aditional for pan
  • 12 teaspoon salt


  1. Position the rack in the lower third of the oven.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Butter and flour an 8 inch square baking pan;set it aside.
  4. Place the butter and BOTH kinds of chocolate in the top of double boiler set over simmering water.
  5. Stir constantly until half the butter and chocolate are melted.
  6. Remove the top part of the double boiler from the pot.
  7. Continue stirring away from the heat until the butter and chocolate are completely melted.
  8. Allow to cool 10 minutes.
  9. In large bowl beat the eggs, egg yolk, and sugar with whisk or electric mixer at medium speed.
  10. Continue beating until the mixture is thick and pale yellow, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  11. Beat in vanilla and chocolate mixture until smooth.
  12. With a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the flour and salt, just until incorporated, DO NOT BEAT.
  13. Pour into the prepared pan.
  14. spreading gently to all corners.
  15. Bake 30 minutes.
  16. The middle of the brownies will be soft; they will set up as they cool.
  17. Set the pan on wire rack to cool, at least 2 hours.
  18. Cut into 16 squares,they will stay fresh for 5 days.
  19. They can also be sealed in a freezer-safe bag and frozen for up to 3 months.


Most Helpful

I made theses yesterday and everyone loves them. They say its the best thing that I have ever made and they are amazing! the brownies came out gooey on the inside. Only thing i did diffrent was not using unsweetened chocolate because i had none so i just used 12 ounces of the semi-sweet chips instead. They still came out fantastic

Skippy [BW] January 16, 2008

Extremely good! Very fudgey and rich. I think the key to to make sure you don't burn the chocolate and make sure you beat the eggs and sugar for the full 5 minutes. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

LaraKimbo February 05, 2006

The brownies were ok. Im sorry but nobody really liked them. Mine had a strange flavor to them. My 3 yr old son was about the only one who like them. Maybe I will try making them again someday, incase I did do something wrong.

CrystalA January 09, 2003

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