I apologize in advance to those of you trying to be mindful of your diets, eating better, etc… Because I guarantee you have every ingredient needed to make these brownies. Dangerously easy, slightly reminiscent of a boxed brownie mix- but better, obviously, because they’re homemade. I like to throw in chocolate chips if I’m feeling especially indulgent (which is always, of course) to add a little texture. I guess you could add nuts, but why would you ruin a perfectly good brownie with that? 😜 One of my earliest, fondest memories of my dad is making brownies just like this. To truly invoke that boxed brownie mix of my childhood, I have to use a wooden spoon to mix. I recommend you do the same 😉 Enjoy!
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, cold
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Once your mixture is nice and glossy, toss in your flour. Mix until you can no longer see the flour, then beat it until you feel like your arms might fall off (a feeling I distinctly remember as a youngin).
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen