The BEST Homemade Brownies

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Happy Thursday! How has everyone been holding up during quarantine? Have you started going back to work?

Things are slowly starting to open back up in Madison and people are accepting the new normal here. Businesses were just given the OK to open to the public and let me tell you, people are here for it.

Streets have been converted into outside eatery’s, parks are slowly starting to open back up with new safety precautions in place, and bigger venues are able to start hosting smaller weddings. It’s a bit crazy living in this world right now. It’s already mid July and I haven’t gone anywhere on vacation and I’ve hardly seen any of my friends. Like, um, what?

Although it’s been a very challenging time, I have tried to stay as happy and present in the moment as possible. The extra time with Ollie Bear is awesome, I get to spend more time soaking up some Vitamin D, and I get to bake and eat chocolate at any point in the day.

Enter in these brownies.

What better way to roll into the weekend then with The BEST Homemade Brownie recipe ever. I honestly don’t know why I havent shared this recipe sooner.

These brownies are rich, fudgy, ultra chocolatey and SO easy to make. 10 minutes of prep and let the oven do the rest. Simple.

The BEST Homemade Brownies

These brownies are rich, fudgy, ultra chocolatey and SO easy to make. 10 minutes of prep and let the oven do the rest. Simple.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 32

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb unsalted butter, soft 
  • 4 cups sugar 
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsps salt 

Instructions
 

  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time. Scrape down sides of bowl to ensure all butter is incorporated.
  • Add sifted ingredients in two stages. (When adding in the dries be sure to scrape down sides and bottom of bowl inbetween) Mix until all dries are incorporated. Do not over mix!
  • Line one 1/2 sheet pan or two 8″ rounds with parchment paper. Pour batter into desired baking dish and spread evenly. (This is a thick batter so you will need to smooth it out. I like to use an offset spatula.)
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. (Keep in mind depending on what you bake in, the baking times will very. See notes below.)
  • Cool completely before cutting.

Notes

Baking times vary depending which item you choose to bake in. If you choose to use two 8″ rounds your brownies will bake in the directed 45-50 minute range. These will be quite thick brownies. If you choose to bake in a 1/2 sheet pan I would check on them after 25 minutes. These brownies are more of the average size thickness you would get out of a box brownie.
Happy baking! 

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