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Fudgy Brownie Recipe

The Richest, Fudgiest Salted Brownies You'll Ever Try

Until I tried this brownie recipe, I was a firm believer that the batter would always trump the end result. Time and time again, I'd bite in and be disappointed by a mild, cakey dessert that was a mere shadow of its bowl-licking-good beginnings, but not with these. Don't let their crackly, craggy, salt-speckled tops fool you — below the surface is an insanely rich, fudgy, dense crumb that captures brownie batter's lush flavor and texture but is much easier to share with friends.

Since my brownie revelation, I've loaded them with chopped nuts, swirled them with caramel sauce, and even amped up their fudge factor by adding chocolate chunks to the batter. What hasn't changed is my loyalty to this recipe; once you try them for yourself, I think you'll understand why.

For extra brownie points (yeah, I went there), bring the extras to work. Your gesture won't go unappreciated, and the temptation to plow through an entire pan will be quashed (win-win).

Fudgy Salted Brownies

Fudgy Salted Brownies

Notes

The brownies will appear undercooked if cut into before completely cool.

Fudgy Salted Brownies

Ingredients

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
8 ounces bittersweet (60 percent cacao) chocolate, coarsely chopped, such as Ghiradelli or Callebaut
1 1/4 cups (6 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups (14 ounces) granulated sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Fleur de sel

Directions

  1. Put oven rack in middle position, and preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with butter; line pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate in a medium heatproof mixing bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk together sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl, then pour in chocolate mixture, whisking until combined well. Whisk in flour mixture, and transfer batter to baking pan. Smooth out the batter with an offset spatula, and generously sprinkle the surface with fleur de sel.
  5. Bake until the top is shiny, the sides have begun to pull away slightly from the pan, and the center has puffed up but is still slightly jiggly (a wooden pick or skewer will not come out clean), about 45 to 50 minutes.
  6. Cool brownies completely in the pan on a wire rack. Gently transfer the brownies from the pan to a cutting board using the parchment sling, and remove paper. The edges will be quite crisp; for fudgy brownies through and through (and a neater appearance) trim away the edges before cutting into squares. Discard the trimmings, or share them with a friend who prefers crisp, chewy brownies.
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Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
I made them last night and added walnuts. :drool:
pinklily pinklily 8 years
I baked a batch of these today. Easy to make and delicious- my favourite combination(: Thank you!
NTashaW NTashaW 8 years
♥Thank You♥ Have to make these now...
Pumpkin-Queen Pumpkin-Queen 8 years
I will deffinately be trying this recipie. I use my mums old one and sometimes the brownies taste a bit..eggy.. sor of like metal. I cant explain it. But looking at these made my mouth water!
ash_aholic ash_aholic 8 years
Gotta make some!!! yummy!
ash_aholic ash_aholic 8 years
Gotta make some!!! yummy!
kdevinney kdevinney 8 years
I made these the other night. They stayed in the oven for abotu 30 minutes before I checked them (my oven runs hot) and I think I would only leave them in for 25 minutes in the future. I glazed them with Cointreau and the orange bite was really nice with the chocolatey-ness of the brownies. One word to the wise: make sure the saucepan in which you are melting the butter has time to cool before you add the eggs, otherwise you will end up with little bits of cooked egg whites floating in your mixture!
kdevinney kdevinney 8 years
I made these the other night. They stayed in the oven for abotu 30 minutes before I checked them (my oven runs hot) and I think I would only leave them in for 25 minutes in the future. I glazed them with Cointreau and the orange bite was really nice with the chocolatey-ness of the brownies.One word to the wise: make sure the saucepan in which you are melting the butter has time to cool before you add the eggs, otherwise you will end up with little bits of cooked egg whites floating in your mixture!
renaimarie renaimarie 8 years
Would it be ridiculous if I went to the gym tonight, and then came home and made these?
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
these look really divine! i second the chocolate croissant idea!
mellafe mellafe 8 years
I'm making this next week!
mellafe mellafe 8 years
I'm making this next week!
artsyvixen artsyvixen 8 years
yum, i will have to try that recipe!
mizlynz mizlynz 8 years
Now I REALLY have to whip out the baking pans...these sound delicious!
miss_megs miss_megs 8 years
OMG these were awesome..... As soon as I saw the picture of them, I knew I would be making them that night..... soooo good
miss_megs miss_megs 8 years
OMG these were awesome..... As soon as I saw the picture of them, I knew I would be making them that night..... soooo good
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
:drool: I was going to make brownies last night and didn't i will definately have to make them tonight!
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
:drool: I was going to make brownies last night and didn't i will definately have to make them tonight!
DFlyGoddess DFlyGoddess 8 years
I can't WAIT to try these. They look delicious, and I've been craving brownies and cupcakes. I think I'll take a look at that chocolate cupcake link as well...
llendril llendril 8 years
jimmy is a very lucky guy . . .
CamillaCat CamillaCat 8 years
these look super yummy!
CamillaCat CamillaCat 8 years
these look super yummy!
valepere valepere 8 years
oh, I think my diet will have to be put on hold tonight! I'm trying this! Looks delicious!
missquiet missquiet 8 years
Mmmmm.... those look gooooooooood. :DROOL:
joviebaby joviebaby 8 years
hurray fudgy brownies :P
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