Cocoa Brownies With Browned Butter and Walnuts

Recipe by alligirl
READY IN: 50mins




  • Position rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 325°F Line 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan with foil, pressing foil firmly against pan sides and leaving 2-inch overhang. Coat foil with nonstick spray.
  • Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking until butter stops foaming and browned bits form at bottom of pan, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; immediately add sugar, cocoa, 2 teaspoons water, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt.
  • Stir to blend. Let cool 5 minutes (mixture will still be hot).
  • Add eggs to hot mixture 1 at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each addition.
  • When mixture looks thick and shiny, add flour and stir until blended.
  • Beat vigorously 60 strokes.
  • Stir in nuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  • Bake brownies until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean (with a few moist crumbs attached), about 25 minutes.
  • Cool in pan on rack. Using foil overhang, lift brownies from pan.
  • Cut into 4 strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 4 brownies.