Proper Brownies

Top with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge, or savor alone with milk…

Really good brownies aren’t hard to make, so skip the Betty Crocker boxes and start from scratch. You want to get a broad pan or wok of water nearly boiling, and into this place a bowl of your chocolate and butter, stirring them as they melt into a gorgeous, silky, chocolate stream, like the one flowing through Willy Wonka’s factory. Nothing this gorgeous can come from a box.

Once melted, allow the chocolate to cool for 10 minutes. You don’t want the heat to cook your eggs. When cool, mix in the sugar, vanilla, and eggs (1 at a time) and beat the mixture well.

Separately, mix your flour and salt. Then add dry ingredients to wet, mixing the whole time. Grease a glass baking pan with butter, pour your batter, and bake at 350°F for about 25-30 minutes, or until a knife comes out dry. Let your brownies cool for ten minutes, if you can…

Ingredients

  • 6 oz chocolate (bitter, milk chocolate, whatever you like)
  • 3/4 stick butter (room temp)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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