When it comes to brownies, I don’t kid around. This is serious business. There are many good brownie recipes out there. Almost all claim to be the best brownie recipe there is. Now you can’t argue about taste. What you like best, is very personal. There are actually several brownie recipes I use over and over again. Which one I use, depends on the result I want to achieve. Small batch brownies, brownies for a crowd, do I want to frost them or not, incorporate cookies, peanut butter, cream cheese, fruit… Or use alternative ingredients to fit a certain diet? Gluten free, low-carb, dairy free… All good and delicious in their own way.
The ultimate brownie
But… if I want a brownie, pure and simple, nothing else, the real stuff… There is only ONE recipe for me. Perfected to perfection. Chocolate heaven…
So, what are you waiting for?!?! Run to your kitchen and set your oven to 160°C. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper (I used a 26,5×38 cm/10.5×15″ pan).
Then melt 400 g (ca. 2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips and 250 g (ca. 1 cup) unsalted butter in a sauce pan over low heat, stirring regularly, until everything is melted and smooth.
Take the pan off the heat and whisk in 200 g (ca. 1 cup) of white sugar and 100 g light brown sugar (ca. 1/2 cup).
Whisk in 4 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Then whisk in 150 g (ca. 1 cup) all purpose flour and 1/2 tsp salt.
Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Let cool and cut into bars.
This.is.chocolate.heaven. Not necessarily very good for you, but oh boy, these are a mighty good reason to just hold off that diet one more day…