There are days were I just can’t be bothered with things like chopping chocolate, tempering eggs, making ganache or measuring Nutella without making a mess of my kitchen.
Some days I just need a simple way to get simple brownies fast. Something to hit the spot of that nasty chocolate monster that yells at me at 9pm.
Do you have an inconsiderate chocolate monster inside you too? Perhaps inside your kids? Husband? Best friend? Then make these. You’ll all thank me once that monster is fed. He’s quite a nuisance. 🙂
Simplest Homemade Fudgy Brownies
Adapted from Good Life Eats
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 cup flour
A heaping 1/2 cup chocolate chunks, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 square baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
Set a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat and melt the butter. Next, add the granulated sugar and extract. Stir well. Remove pan from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder.
In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl and whisk in with the eggs until well combined. Gently stir in the flour and chocolate chunks, and STOP mixing once flour disappears.
Pour batter into the previously prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes. Cool completely to be able to cut neatly. Cool 15 minutes if you want to dig in much sooner.
Remove parchment paper (with brownies) from the pan. Peel away the parchment paper and cut the brownies into serving size pieces and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
It really is as simple as that!!