At work, I have become known as the girl who bakes. I bring in anything from chocolate chip cookies to saffron pound cake. One thing that I love to bring in for work lunches or celebratory milestones is brownies. I have gotten so many compliments for the brownies I bring in and I can only thank one person..err..place, America’s Test Kitchen.
Their bake sale brownies will not last the day. Every time I bring them in and leave them in the kitchen, they are gone before I have even had a chance to go in and prep my lunch.
If you’re looking to bring in a sweet treat or do a nice gesture for a friend, I highly recommend trying their recipe below. You won’t be disappointed.
- 8T unsalted butter, cut into chunks
- 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil (use 2 long sheets, one going each direction with enough foil to hang over the edges), then coat lightly with vegetable oil spray.
- Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave, stirring often. I usually do a minute on high, stir, then 30-second increments on 50% power, checking & stirring after each 30 seconds. Let cool slightly
- Whisk the sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl until combined. Whisk in the melted chocolate mixture until smooth. Stir in the flour until no streaks remain.
- Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs attached, 22 to 27 mintues.
- Let cool completely on a wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours, before removing the brownies from the pan using the foil and cutting them into squares.
What’s your favorite brownie recipe?