Classic Chocolate Lover's Brownies
Simple, basic and classically made -- the perfect chocolate brownies for chocolate lovers.
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with vegetable cooking spray.
- Place butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl or in the top of a double boiler. Microwave until just melted, stirring after 20-second intervals. If using a double boiler, stir constantly until mixture is melted and smooth.
- With a wooden spoon, vigorously beat sugar into melted chocolate until well blended and smooth. Beat in eggs, one at time. Stir in vanilla and salt. Add flour and stir until thoroughly mixed; batter will be thick.
- Spread in prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 2-inches from edges comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
Makes 16 brownies.