The Baked Brownie

Who doesn't love a good brownie?  

Ron requested brownies on Father's Day and I immediately started searching for different recipes.  I have few favorites of ours posted such as Oreo Truffle Brownies, Salted Fudge Brownies and Bodacious Brownies. However, I wanted to find something different for us to try. I went to my cooking board and Baked Brownies were recommended multiple times. The recipe sounded delicious and easy- perfect baking combo in my mind. 

This recipe is out of this world delicious. The brownies are so rich and chocolaty it is impossible to eat just one.  My husband was so excited to practically drooled on them as they cooled in the pan, and they were still pretty warm when he snagged one for the first taste.  I followed recommendations from Josie of Pink Parsley and made sure to get a good quality chocolate, and it certainly was for the better! There is really nothing I can add besides saying these brownies are sinful. If you like a little sin in your life like do make sure give these a try- either for yourself or, if you want to share, your special someone. 

Tonight is a workout night for me (how appropriate after a brownie post) and then we are heading to Appleton for my friend Amanda's Assembly fundraiser.  She is such a classy lady and an awesome friend I am excited that we are able to support her to her win in November. 

The Baked Brownie
From Pink Parsley and barely adapted from Baked, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs Dutch process cocoa powder
11 oz dark chocolate (60 to 72% cacao), coarsely chopped
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon pieces
2 tsp instant coffee 
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
5 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter the sides of a 9x13 inch baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and cocoa powder.

Combine the chopped chocolate, butter, and instant coffee in a large microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave the ingredients at 20-30 second intervals, stirring well after each time.  When the chocolate is melted, whisk in the granulated and brown sugars.  The mixture should be room temperature.

Add 3 eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until combined.  Add the remaining 2 eggs and the vanilla, and whisk until just incorporated.  

Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate and use a spatula to fold it into the chocolate mixture, stopping when just a little flour is still visible.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking time.  When a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs sticking to it, remove the brownies from the oven.   

Cool completely, then cut into squares.

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