Our Favorite Brownies

"Everyone has their favorite, this is ours. Lovely moist on the inside, perfect sprinkled with powdered sugar, frosted, or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream."
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Ready In:
1 pan




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter and flour an 18 cm cake tin.
  • Melt the chocolate with the butter in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  • Mix well, and allow to cool slightly.
  • Blend flour, sugar and salt well.
  • Add the cooled chocolate mixture to the flour, fully incorporating.
  • Whisk in the eggs and the yolk one at a time.
  • Beat for about a minute until thickened and smooth.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted is moist with crumbs.

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  1. chef 305256
    I absolutely loved the texture of these brownies-just what I was looking for, soft and dense. The taste, however, was less satisfactory. Something was off, I wonder if it's the powdered sugar-but I suspect that's what helped the texture. Maybe the chef can enlighten me?
  2. Dreamgoddess
    I made this recipe exactly as written using a scale to weigh out the ingredients after converting it to US weights. These were some of the best brownies I've ever made and I did as another reviewer suggested by using these as the base for hot fudge sundaes. The recipe made a simply delicious moist brownie with a perfect chewy texture. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe as it's quickly become our favorite brownie recipe too!
  3. Dine  Dish
    I made these and took them last night as a dessert for our church fish fry dinner. I only got a little nibble, but I can tell you from the other people that ate these that they are delicious! The are more of a dense brownie versus a cakey brownie, which is a very good thing in my book. They kind of remind me of the rich, chewy brownies you get at Dairy Queen with their brownie explosion sundae. I cooked mine for 45 minutes and followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!
  4. truebrit
    These bars have a rich chocolate taste, without being too gooey. The texture is firm and moist, the perfect base for a hot fudge sundae! I doubled the recipe as we were expecting company, and baked the brownies in a 13" x 9" x 2" pan. I topped the bars with ice cream, my hot fudge sauce (recipe ID#101283), whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry. Yummy, what a perfect after-dinner treat!


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