Brownies are a type of cake that is made of brown sugar, cocoa powder or chocolate, butter, eggs, vanilla extract and flour.
There are many variations of brownies. Some versions use ingredients like nuts or fruit, while others contain more butter or less sugar. Brownies can be baked in a variety of shapes including bars and sheets.
The brownie has two possible origins in the United States: One theory is that the dessert was created when somebody forgot to add baking powder to a chocolate cake batter; another is that the dessert was invented by the chef at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, who wanted to create a dessert similar to American cookies with gooey centers popular in Europe at the time.
How to make Brownies
-Unsalted Butter – 11 ounces, 2 sticks
-Brown Sugar – 11 ounces, 2 dense cups
-Cocoa Powder or Dark Chocolate – 4.5 ounces, a heaping cup
-Eggs – 4 large eggs
-Vanilla Extract – 1 tablespoon plus more to taste
-All Purpose Flour – 8.5 ounces, 2 cups
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, butter the pan thoroughly and then dust with cocoa powder or flour.
-Melt unsalted butter in a large microwave safe bowl on high power for 90 seconds until melted
-Stir in brown sugar until well combined. The mixture will be grainy
-Allow to stand for 5 minutes so that the mixture can cool slightly
-Add eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each addition
-Add cocoa powder or dark chocolate and stir until completely melted
-Add vanilla extract and stir again
-Add flour and stir until just combined
-Transfer batter into prepared pan
-Bake for approximately 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies should come out clean or with moist crumbs, but no batter. Cooking times may vary depending on your oven
-Allow to cool completely before serving.
So this is how to make Brownies.
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