Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of
oven. Butter (or spray with a nonstick cooking spray) a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm)
pan. Then line the pan with parchment paper.
chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.
Remove from heat and set aside.
in a large bowl whisk (can use a hand mixer) together the eggs and sugar. Fold
in the melted chocolate mixture and vanilla extract.
Whisk together the
flour, baking powder, and salt and then fold into the chocolate and sugar
mixture until well combined.
the prepared pan and bake for about 40 - 50 minutes, or until a toothpick
inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove from oven and
let cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Store leftovers
in the refrigerator. These freeze very well.
Makes about 32 brownies.
Note: If you would like to
make a smaller batch, simply half the recipe and bake the brownies in an 8 x 8
inch (20 x 20 cm) pan for about 30-35 minutes.