Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Best Fudge Brownies

"Okay, really?" you say, "Another boring brownie recipe? No crazy things like Nutella or Heath Bars added in? Just regular old brownies? How uninspired our Yammie is. She's even trying so desperately to reclaim her originality simply by adding the word "best" in the title. As if nobody has ever claimed to have "the best brownie recipe" before. We are ashamed of her. We are leaving this boring blog and never coming back. Because it's lame. And unoriginal. Goodbye".

WAIT!!

As true as your words may be, I must insist that you read on. It's for your own good. You have to stay. At least scroll down to the photo.





See, I told you it was for your own good. How could something so wonderful not be for your own good? And I don't mean your physical good. Oh heavens, no. I mean your spiritual good. This is nourishment for the soul, my friends.  This is the brownie recipe that will end your search for the perfect brownie recipe once and for all. That is, if you like your brownies lusciously dense, rich, chocolaty, crackly topped, and artery clogging. Which you do.

And quit whining that I'm not being creative enough. Once you taste them, you'll understand that to add anything else would simply be overpowering. Although, it has been done.


The Best Fudge Brownies
Adapted from a recipe from my dear friend, Pheebs 

2 sticks of butter
2 1/4 cups of sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups of cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups chocolate chips

Grease a 9x13 in. pan. and preheat the oven to 350ยบ.
Mix together the butter and sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave, stirring about every 30 seconds, until the mixture is bubbly and smooth (you can also do it on the stove top if you want). Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Mix together the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and flour and add to the butter mixture, mixing until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for about 28 minutes.
 



22 comments:

  1. Oh yes, these are the best. I tried your FABULOUS cheesecake swirled brownies, so I know that you speak truth!

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  2. I have been searching (aka spending way too much time on the internet) for a perfect brownie recipe...I will definitely have to try these, they look delicious! Thanks :)

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  3. I found your site two weeks ago. I haven't left since. The food all looks delicious! I can't wait to try this out.

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  4. I baked your brownies an hour ago - excellent! Although mine was a bit too chocolaty I think, but delicious all the same. Your photo looks nicer though :9 THANK YOU FOR THE RECIPE!

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  5. im baking these right now! they look delicious, cant wait to see how they turn out :)

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  6. They're in the oven as we speak. So excited! (PMS might have a tiny bit to do with it)

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    1. STORY OF MY LIFE RIGHT NOW. hahaha,mine are in and i just so happen to be having that time of the month ;)

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  7. I definitely know how you feel. haha.

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  8. Can you give use a tip on what kind of cocoa powder you used, is it Dutch-process cocoa? And did you use semisweet, bittersweet or milk chocolate chips? Thanks!

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  9. I didn't use dutch-process, but you definitely could. I didn't this time, but I have before and they turned out great. I also usually use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but any will work. I like a combination of all of the above!

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  10. I made these this week... AWESOME! However, I don't think I could handle anything else added to them. They were perfect chocolate-y goodness!

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  11. in the recipe it says 2 cups of chocolate chips does it have to be chocolate chips or can you use baking chocolate or even normal milk chocolate ?

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  12. This has to be the best brownies I've ever made. I didn't have chocolate chips so I broke up a chocolate bar in chunks and it turned out great!

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  13. Is there anything you could use besides two "sticks of butter". I don't know if that's an actual measurements or not,but ccan I substitute that with a cup of margarine or something?

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    1. Two sticks is one cup, so yes, you can use one cup of margarine.

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  14. I have no chocolate chips :-(

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  15. On the sugar. Is it 2 cups plus 1/4 cup of sugar or is it 2 1/4 cups?

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  16. Mine turned out like a flat chocolate cake, nothing like brownies. I wonder what I did wrong :/

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  17. I love these brownies. Made them twice. I always double it for my family of 7. Delicious doesn't even explain them

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  18. So I just made these.....The batter is to die for! Can't wait to actually eat one!

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  19. 6200 calories per batch and 400 calories per piece

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  20. Ohhhh i need these right now! My bun thinks so too!!!

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