I haven't made a recipe with chocolate in awhile. A travesty, I know. I decided to end the no-chocolate streak with a classic! What can be more classic than some delicious ooey gooey brownies? I've made a homemade version before, but it was actually quite a bit more complicated than this one, and with what my memory is telling me, perhaps not quite as good. These are super easy to make, and you can do it all in one saucepan, which is always a plus in my book. The less dishes dirtied, the better!
I mean, who likes to clean a bunch of dishes? Honestly, being of the not-having-a-dishwasher group, less dishes are always on my "yes!" list. Yes, sometimes I can make doing the dishes into a little iPod-wearing dance party, but let's be real, it's not entirely ideal.
There is always the certain lure of the box mix at the grocery. It's so easy, all you do is mix in some eggs and perhaps some oil and/or water, and it's ready for the oven. Simple. But honestly, if you have these ingredients lying around (and you probably do), then you should say to heck with the box mix and go straight for homemade. Miles better than the box, for sure. Perhaps even called "the best brownies I've ever had" by a certain someone (no, the certain someone is not me!), which is quite a statement given that said someone rarely eats chocolate anything.
Brownies are interesting, right? They're like a cake and fudge got together and had a little baby. Because it's not cake, it's not fudge, it's somewhere in between - the brownie. Now don't get me wrong, I love a good chocolate cake and a good fudge as much as the next girl, but sometimes you just need that in between.
Deliciously Decadent Homemade Brownies
- 8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 325F and line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium saucepan, melt your butter and chocolate together over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon.
- Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Next up, the eggs and vanilla. Stir until smooth and you no longer see egg swirly bits.
- Add in the chocolate chips, flour and salt and stir until that flour is all gone.
- Pour into your prepared pan, tapping the edges to get rid of any air bubbles. Stick that in the oven, and bake for 35-45 minutes, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the pan and cool on a rack.
Recipe thanks to Cravings of a Lunatic