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BROWNIES

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8,112,140 views  Is it a thick n' fudgy that floats your boat? Or maybe it's a tasty cake that wets your whistle? Either way, I think we can all agree I shouldn't do voice-overs or write video descriptions this late at night. Well I hope you at least learned something you can bring into your next batch of brownies!

6 Servings

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INGREDIENTS

For the Cakey Brownies

For the Cakey Brownies

For the brownies

For the brownies

white sugar

2 ½ cups white sugar

unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

cocoa powder

1 ¼ cup cocoa powder

kosher salt

1 tsp kosher salt

baking powder

1 tsp baking powder

large eggs plus 1 large egg white

4 large eggs plus 1 large egg white

water

½ cup water

all purpose flour

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

For the frosting

For the frosting

unsalted butter, softened

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

sifted powdered sugar

2 ½ cups sifted powdered sugar

cocoa powder

½ cup cocoa powder

milk

½ cup milk

(optional)

sprinkles (optional)

For the Chewy, Fudgy Brownies

For the Chewy, Fudgy Brownies

cocoa powder

⅓ cup cocoa powder

espresso powder

1 ½ tsp espresso powder

unsweetened chocolate, chopped

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

plus 2 Tbsp boiling water

½ cup plus 2 Tbsp boiling water

butter

4 tbsp butter

plus 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

½ cup plus 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

large eggs plus 2 egg yolks

2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks

vanilla extract

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

granulated sugar

2 ½ cups granulated sugar

all purpose flour

1 ¾ cup all purpose flour

bittersweet chocolate, chopped

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

For the Melty Brownies

For the Melty Brownies

white sugar

1 ¾ cup white sugar

unsalted butter, melted

2 sticks unsalted butter, melted

espresso powder

1 ½ tsp espresso powder

vanilla extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

eggs plus 2 egg yolks

4 eggs plus 2 egg yolks

cocoa powder

1 cup cocoa powder

vegetable oil

½ cup vegetable oil

baking powder

1 tsp baking powder

kosher salt

1 tsp kosher salt

bittersweet chocolate, chopped

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

bread flour

1 ½ cups bread flour

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Cakey Brownies

1.

Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper and oil the whole thing down with vegetable oil.

2.

Add sugar and butter to the bowl of a stand mixer. Cream together with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy.

white sugar

2 ½ cups white sugar

unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

3.

Add cocoa powder, kosher salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl. Whisk to combine, and then add to stand mixer bowl. Combine on slow speed.

cocoa powder

1 ¼ cup cocoa powder

kosher salt

1 tsp kosher salt

baking powder

1 tsp baking powder

4.

Add eggs, one at a time, to the bowl of the stand mixer as it mixes. Wait until each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next one.

large eggs plus 1 large egg white

4 large eggs plus 1 large egg white

5.

Add water and beat on high speed until the batter is nice and creamy.

water

½ cup water

6.

Add the flour to the bowl of the stand mixer and minimally mix. Don’t overmix!

all purpose flour

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

7.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes, until it resembles a cake. Test with a toothpick to ensure that it is cooked.

8.

Use parchment paper to lift the brownies out of the pan and allow them to cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour.

9.

Optional: Make frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine softened butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk. Mix on high speed for about a minute, or until completely combined.

unsalted butter, softened

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

sifted powdered sugar

2 ½ cups sifted powdered sugar

cocoa powder

½ cup cocoa powder

milk

½ cup milk

10.

Top brownies with frosting and optional sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!

For the frosting

For the frosting

(optional)

sprinkle (optional)

11.

For the Chewy, Fudgy Brownies

1.

Prepare your baking dish by lining with aluminum foil or parchment paper and greasing with cooking spray.

2.

In a large bowl, combine cocoa powder, espresso powder, chopped unsweetened chocolate, and boiling water. Stir to combine and get everything melted.

cocoa powder

⅓ cup cocoa powder

espresso powder

1 ½ tsp espresso powder

unsweetened chocolate, chopped

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped

plus 2 Tbsp boiling water

½ cup plus 2 Tbsp boiling water

3.

While still warm, add butter and stir until melted. Add vegetable oil and stir again.

butter

4 tbsp butter

plus 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

½ cup plus 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

4.

Once the mixture has cooled, add the eggs and egg yolks and stir to combine.

large eggs plus 2 egg yolks

2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks

5.

Add vanilla extract and whisk, then add granulated sugar and stir to combine.

vanilla extract

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

granulated sugar

2 ½ cups granulated sugar

6.

Next, add flour. Mix it thoroughly and then add the chopped bittersweet chocolate. Stir to combine one last time.

all purpose flour

1 ¾ cup all purpose flour

bittersweet chocolate, chopped

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

7.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, until a tester comes out clean-ish.

8.

Let brownies cool for one hour in the pan.

9.

Remove them from pan using parchment or foil. Serve and enjoy!

10.

For the Melty Brownies

1.

Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper and oil the whole thing down with vegetable oil.

2.

In a large bowl, combine the white sugar, melted butter, espresso powder, and vanilla extract, eggs, and egg yolks. Whisk to combine.

white sugar

1 ¾ cup white sugar

unsalted butter, melted

2 sticks unsalted butter, melted

espresso powder

1 ½ tsp espresso powder

vanilla extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

eggs plus 2 egg yolks

4 eggs plus 2 egg yolks

3.

Add cocoa powder, vegetable oil, and chopped chocolate. Whisk to combine.

cocoa powder

1 cup cocoa powder

vegetable oil

½ cup vegetable oil

bittersweet chocolate, chopped

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

4.

In a separate bowl, combine bread flour, salt, and baking powder. Add to the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine. Don’t worry about overmixing.

kosher salt

1 tsp kosher salt

baking powder

1 tsp baking powder

bread flour

1 ½ cups bread flour

5.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350°F for 25-35 minutes, or until your desired doneness has been achieved.

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