I had a serious chocolate craving this weekend. So when I made a list of what I wanted to bake, chocolate was definitely on my brain. Brownies are always a great way to satisfy a chocolate craving.
So far I haven't made many brownie recipes from scratch. While I normally prefer baked goods from scratch, brownies is the one thing where I still prefer the mix. I haven't really found a brownie recipe I love more than the mix. I love how chewy the brownies are that come out of a mix. The brownies I've made from scratch tend to have a more cake-like texture.
I saw a One Bowl Brownies recipe on Itsy Bitsy Foodies that looked easy to make. I love making one bowl recipes.
This recipe came together easily. It isn't much harder than making brownies from a mix. They came out extremely fudgy and chocolatey. The only thing I didn't like about them was that they aren't chewy. I used my Baker's edge pan but it didn't really make much of a difference since the edges didn't have the hard chewy texture that the brownie mixes have.
I prefer these over the SoNo Brownies I made a while back, and I would make these again, but I'm still in search for the brownie recipe that will take me away from my brownie mix.
One Bowl Brownies (found on Itsy Bitsy Foodies)
¾ cup butter
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1. Microwave the chocolate and the butter for 2 minutes until the butter melts. Stir the mixture with a large wooden spoon until the chocolate melts and mixture becomes smooth.
2. Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in flour. Mix until the batter is relatively smooth.
2. Pour the brownie batter into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake the
brownies for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.