Fudgy Wudgy Brownies

Fudgy Wudgy Brownies

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Ever have a craving for something that you haven’t craved in ages? Well, that was me yesterday. I couldn’t get the idea of brownies out of my head. Then I came across a recipe that looked fast, easy and delicious and I thought, game on! OMG! These were so good that I ate an entire row of them once they cooled for a bit.

These chocolate delights bake for just 30 minutes and everything is done in one saucepan. How easy is that?

Yum! Pour me a glass of milk.
  • 10 tablespoons of butter (I used salted Irish butter)
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Ghiradelli)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt (if you use unsalted butter)
  • 2 large cold eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour, spooned and leveled
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • I also tossed in a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Prepare Batter:

Position oven rack in the middle and preheat to 325 degrees. Line the bottom of an 8×8 pan with parchment paper or foil, leaving an overhang for easy removal.

Add the butter to the saucepan. Place over medium-low heat and melt the butter. Once it is melted, turn off the heat completely. Stay close, do not let the butter brown.

While the butter is hot, stir in the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt (if using). Stir well until blended. Don’t worry if the batter looks gritty. Once you add the eggs, the batter will become smooth.

Set the saucepan aside to cool for about 10 minutes. The batter should be comfortable to touch without it being hot.

Add the cold eggs, one at a time, stirring vigorously after each egg.

While the batter looks thick and well-blended, add the flour. Use a spoon to beat the flour into the batter until it is very thick and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Beat for 40-50 strokes.

Stir in nuts and chocolate chips if you’re using them.

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. It can be hard to spread because it is so thick. Just do your best to even it out.

Bake until the edges look dry and the middle is slightly underbaked, around 20 to 30 minutes. A toothpick in the center should emerge somewhat moist with batter. As the brownies cool, they firm up but will always be moist and fudgey in the middle.

Enjoy your craving!

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