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better than store bought
Most homemade brownies are actually pretty dry and terrible. However, these are
the exception. This is a recipe that used to be printed on the back of a bag of King
Arthur Flour. They since changed their recipe and, it’s not quite as good as this
older version. These are the fudgy, cakey, amazing brownies of your dreams that are
anything but dry. The best part is, they’re also really easy to make. The trick is to use
the best Dutch-process cocoa you can find.
LIST of INGREDIENTS
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups chocolate chips
method of crafting
1. Preheat oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch pan.
2. While you’re melting the butter, crack the eggs into a large bowl. Beat them at medium
speed with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla for about 1 minute,
or until smooth.
3. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the
butter. Next, add the sugar and stir to combine. Continue to heat (or microwave) briefly,
just until the mixture is hot, but not bubbling. Look for it to become shiny looking as you
stir it. Take the pan off the heat and continue to stir; allow it to cool slightly.
4. Add the hot butter and sugar mixture to the egg mixture and stir until smooth. Slowly
add the flour and stir with a large spoon until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips until just
incorporated. Spoon the batter into the lightly greased 9 x 13 pan.
5. Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center
comes out clean (or with just a few tiny crumbs clinging to it). The brownies should feel set
on the edges, but the center should still look very moist but not uncooked.
6. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack before cutting and serving.