Brownies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place the rack
in the center of the oven. Butter (or spray with a nonstick cooking spray) an 8
inch (20 cm) square pan, and line the bottom of the pan with parchment or wax
Melt the chocolate and
butter in a large stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.
Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar. Next, whisk in the vanilla extract and
eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Finally, stir in the flour, salt and
chocolate chips (if using).
the prepared pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in
the center comes out with
a little batter and a few moist
clumps clinging to it
. Do not over bake. Remove from oven
and let cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
These freeze very well.
Makes 16 brownies.
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5 ounces (150 grams) semisweet or bittersweet
1/2 cup (1 stick) (113 grams) unsalted
cut into pieces
2 tablespoons (15 grams)
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white
1 teaspoon pure
large eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (125 grams)
semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)