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Perfect Homemade Brownies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, homemade brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 191kcal
Rich, moist and fudgy, without being overly dense.
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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder optional
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips semi sweet

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350*F and lightly grease a 9"x13" pan. If desired, line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add 4 eggs, and beat with cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder and vanilla. Stir until fully combined and smooth.
  • In a medium sized bowl, melt butter in the microwave (or melt in a small sauce pan on the stove). When melted, add sugar, and stir to combine.
  • Add warm butter/sugar mixture to the egg/cocoa mixture, stiring until smooth. Make sure the butter mixture is warm, but not too hot, or it will scramble your eggs.
  • Add the flour and chocolate chips to batter and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Spread batter into prepared pan, and smooth as needed.
  • Bake brownies about 30 minutes. Test for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the brownies and making a little divit so you can see the center a bit. You should find moist crumbs, but no wet batter.
  • Cool pan on wire cooling rack.

Notes

For the best flavor, use the best quality cocoa powder you can. The original recipe calls for dutch cocoa, I used natural (not dutch) cocoa with great results, so I imagine you could use either.
The addition of the small amount of espresso powder will not impart any coffee flavor in the final brownies, it simply enhances the chocolate flavor.
If you'd like the chocolate chips to remain intact in the baked brownies, allow the batter to cool before adding chips.
Certainly, if you like nuts in your brownies, free free to add them at the same time as the chocolate chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg