Perfect Brownies

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 325°F with rack on the lower-middle level.
  • Spray 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Cut a 16-x-8-inch sheet of foil into the pan and up and over two sides and roll up overhanging sides (you will use this as a handle to remove brownies after they are cooked).
  • Spray the foil with non-stick spray as well.
  • In small bowl, stir together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, melt the chocolate and butter together (you can do this in microwave, or over a pan of simmering water).
  • After the chocolate is melted, remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar and vanilla.
  • Whisk in the eggs one at a time.
  • Continue to stir until the mixture is completely smooth and glossy.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir until just incorporated.
  • Stir in the nuts if you are using them.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  • Bake until toothpick inserted into the center comes out with wet crums, 35 to 45 minutes (If the toothpick comes out clean, the brownies are overcooked).
  • Cool the brownies in the pan on a wire rack fo 5 minutes.
  • Using the foil handles, pull the cooked brownie from the pan and turn it out on the rack upside down, to cool completely, this will take nearly an hour.
  • Cut the brownies into 16 squares.
  • (Note: If you are not going to serve immediately, wrap the whole brownie in plastic wrap, then foil and refrigerae for up to 5 days or freeze).