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So - bake these bad boys. You need to. Have I given you any bad recipes yet? No? - then make them the next time you want brownies. The smell that will come from your oven while baking will give you a hint of how great these will be.
makes 9-12 brownies
6 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup all purpose flour
optional - 1 cup nuts, chocolate chips, mint chips, peanut butter chips - anything you wish to add
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the inside of a 9" pan with 2 lengths of foil or parchment paper, positioning the sheets perpendicular to each other with the excess hanging over the edges. Lightly grease with butter or cooking spray.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, then add the chocolate chips and stir over low heat until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove pan from heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla until combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour and stir energetically for 1 full minute (set a timer and mix like crazy until it goes off - if you skip this step your brownies will turn out flat, dry and crumbly), until the batter loses its graininess, becomes smooth and glossy, and pulls away a bit from the sides of the saucepan. If using, stir in mix ins.
- Scrape the batter into prepared pan and bake until the center feels almost set, rotating halfway through, about 30 minutes. Don't over bake.
- Let cool completely in the pan before lifting out.