Brownies are a classic and beloved dessert standing the test of time. These rich, chocolate squares have a special place in the hearts of many and for good reason. If you’re a fan of rich, chocolatey desserts, then you’re probably a fan of brownies. The perfect brownie is a delicate balance of rich chocolate flavor, moist texture, and a slightly crisp crust. Try the best chocolate chunk brownies from scratch recipe!
Whether you prefer your brownies fudgy, cakey, or chewy, there’s a recipe out there for everyone. In this blog post, I will share a recipe for the best brownies that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
What you’ll need to make these brownies:
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
How to make these brownies:
- Firstly, preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
- Secondly, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Once the butter melts, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in sugar. The sugar should be fully incorporated into the melted butter.
- Next, add the eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Be sure to stir well after each egg, as this will help to emulsify the batter and create a smooth texture. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- Then, in a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until well combined.
- Now pour the batter into the dish, and make sure that the batter is evenly distributed in the dish.
- Place the dish in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The edges should be slightly crisp, while the center should be soft and gooey.
- Lastly, once they are done baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before finally slicing and serving. This step is important, as it will allow the brownies to firm up and make them easier to slice without falling apart. All of a sudden, the delicious brownies are ready to serve!
This recipe is a classic and easy to follow. It yields a batch of rich, fudgy brownies that are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. The key to achieving the perfect texture is to use a higher proportion of chocolate to flour, and to avoid over-baking. You can also play around with different ingredients such as nuts, chocolate chips, or even a swirl of Nutella to give it a different twist.
Different kinds of brownies
Fudgy brownies are the perfect treat for chocolate lovers. They are dense, moist, and have a rich chocolate flavor. The key to achieving the perfect fudgy texture is to use a higher proportion of chocolate to flour and to avoid over-baking. A good fudgy brownie should have a shiny crust on top, crisp edges, and a soft and gooey center. To make fudgy brownies, melt chocolate and butter together, and then mix in cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, and flour.
Cakey brownies, on the other hand, are lighter and airier than fudgy alternative. They are made with a larger proportion of flour and baking powder, which gives them a more cake-like texture. They are also less rich than fudgy brownies, but still deliciously chocolatey. To make cakey brownies, mix together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, and butter.
Chewy brownies are a favorite of many, as they have a gooey texture and a rich chocolate flavor. They are made with a high proportion of butter and eggs, which adds moisture and keeps them chewy. To make chewy brownies, melt chocolate and butter together, and then mix in sugar, eggs, flour, and cocoa powder.
For those following a gluten-free diet, gluten-free brownies are a great option. They are made with almond flour and cocoa powder, which gives them a rich chocolate flavor and a dense texture. To make gluten-free brownies, mix together almond flour, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, and butter or oil. For a great gluten free brownie recipe click here.
Nutella, the delicious chocolate-hazelnut spread, adds a unique flavor to brownies. It can is as a filling or as a swirl on top. To make Nutella brownies, mix together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, and butter. Spread Nutella on top of the batter before baking, or swirl it into the batter for a marbled effect.
No matter which recipe you choose, be sure to use high-quality chocolate and ingredients for the best flavor. And remember, the key to perfect brownies is to not over-bake them, so be sure to keep an eye on them in the oven. With so many variations to choose from, there’s a brownie recipe out there for everyone. So, whether you’re a chocolate lover or just looking for a classic dessert, give one of these recipes a try and bake up a batch of delicious homemade brownies.
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The Best Chocolate Chunk Brownies From Scratch Recipe
- 1 stick butter unsalted
- 1 cup sugar granulated
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup flour all-purpose
- ⅔ cup cocoa powder
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup chocolate chunks
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the sugar.
- Next, add the eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- Gradually add this dry mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until well combined. Add chocolate chunks and chips and mix.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth out the top with a spatula, making sure that the batter is evenly distributed in the dish.
- Place the dish in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Once they are done baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!