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".


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.