When it comes to chocolate, I am definitely a fan of DARK chocolate. And, one of my favorite chocolate treats has got to be brownies. So combining the two seemed like the perfect combination. This homemade brownie recipe is rich and chocolatey!
Here’s my recipe:
3 T. Special Dark Cocoa powder
2 T. (Regular) Cocoa powder
1/4 t. baking soda
6 T. butter, divided
1/4 c. water
1 c. sugar
2/3 c. flour
1/2 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 325° and line an 8 x 8″ pan with parchment baking paper (cut 2 pieces to fit the width of the pan and lay them in the pan crosswise – use your fingernail to crease edges down in the pan to fit snuggly. Allow the excess to bend up and line the sides of the pan. (See photo below.)
In a medium bowl, combine the cocoa powders and baking soda.
In a small saucepan, melt 3 T. butter in 1/4 c. water over medium heat. Add hot water & butter mixture to the cocoa powders and stir.
Stir in the sugar, the remaining 3 T. butter (that has been melted in the in the microwave), the egg, flour, vanilla and salt. Do not overmix. Add chocolate chips if desired.
Spray parchment lightly with non-stick spray, then pour the batter into the 8 x 8″ square pan.
Bake approximately 35 – 37 minutes or until done. Allow to cool completely.
Using the parchment paper as handles, lift the brownies out of the pan. Cut into 9 squares.
(If you live in a high altitude, add an additional 1 T. flour.)