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Recipe

Chewy Brownies

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields sixteen 2-inch squares.

Added flour helps to give these brownies their chewiness. It’s important not to overbake these or they’ll dry out. This recipe can be doubled easily; use a 13×9-inch pan and increase the baking time slightly.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. (8 Tbs.) unsalted butter; more for the pan
  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • Scant 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 4-1/2 oz. (1 cup) flour
  • 2 Tbs. natural cocoa (not Dutch-processed)

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per brownie
  • Calories (kcal) : 200
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 90
  • Fat (g): 10
  • Saturated Fat (g): 6
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3
  • Cholesterol (mg): 40
  • Sodium (mg): 40
  • Carbohydrates (g): 27
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 3

Preparation

  • Position an oven rack on the middle rung. Heat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square pan, line the pan bottom with parchment (or waxed paper), and then butter the parchment.

  • In a double boiler over simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate. Remove the pan from the heat; cool slightly. Stir in the sugar, salt, and vanilla. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, stirring each time until blended. Add the flour and cocoa; beat until incorporated and the mixture is smooth, 30 to 60 seconds. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the top is uniformly colored with no indentation and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out almost clean, with a few moist crumbs clinging to it, 35 to 45 minutes.

  • Set the pan on a rack until cool enough to handle. Run a paring knife around the inside edge of the pan and then invert the pan onto a flat surface and peel off the parchment. Flip the baked brownie back onto the rack to cool completely. Cut into squares with a sharp knife.

Tip

The recipe gives a range of baking times—use the shorter time for metal pans, the longer for Pyrex pans.

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Reviews (34 reviews)

  • ZacharyKM | 01/31/2021

    (Note to the reviewer who commented on 4 vs 8 oz: You're thinking of fl oz, not weight oz.)


    Oh dear. I followed the recipe carefully and it just did not work.

    I used the weight rather than the cup measurements (bc recipes by weight are much more consistent than by cups) and ended up with something greasy between a dough and a batter. There was no spreading out of the better to be done. I had to use my fingers to press the dough/batter into the baking dish.

    I baked for around 28 mins at just under 350 (though I had my suspicions that it was done around 25 mins but didn't remove bc how could they be done 10-20 mins early?). It came out fairly dry and crumbly. There is no chew to this because there's no structure to it. It just falls apart into powder when chewed.

    I double checked the recipe 3 times while making because it looked so dry. I couldn't find anything that I had left out.

    I like the flavor a lot. I will make again with 3oz of flour, not 4.

  • chefwannabe | 01/30/2020

    I'm not sure what I did wrong but these turned out kind of greasy. I doubled the recipe. My usual brownie recipe uses half the amount of flour and half the amount of unsweetened chocolate. Also, there seems to be an error...one cup of flour would be 8 oz or 250 ml ...not 4 and a half oz. as stated in the recipe.

  • lschapman | 05/20/2018

    These brownies received rave reviews from family and friends. For the first time, I followed the recipe and had no complaints. Will definitely add to my dessert rotation. Thank you.

  • Suhaylah_M | 02/28/2016

    I have to Try this! I didn't have any chocolate on hand could I use more cocoa powder? Thank you!!!

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