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SoNo Brownies

overhead photo of a plate of brownies

Making brownies from scratch is something I haven’t really tackled yet. It’s not because I think it’s too difficult. It’s more that the homemade brownies I’ve tried usually aren’t as fudgy and chewy as I’d like. It’s probably the one dessert where I still use a mix.

About a month ago, Food Librarian made brownies taken from the SoNo Baking Company cookbook. The brownies looked so simple to make that I thought this would be a good starting point for my introduction into making brownies from scratch.

The brownies have a big chocolate taste with the addition of the chocolate chips. One of the neat things is that everything was mixed in a pot. For me personally, the brownies were not chewy or fudgy enough. They were more of a cakey brownie. If you like cakey brownies you might want to try this recipe out. I’ll have to look for a fudgier recipe next time.

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photo of a plate of brownies

SoNo Brownies (found on Food Librarian)

Ingredients
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t salt
1/4 t baking powder
Pinch of baking soda
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 c sugar
1 T light corn syrup
2 large eggs, room temp
1 T vanilla extract
1 C semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

1. Use an 8-inch square baking pan. Butter or spray. I lined mine with foil.
2. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
3. Whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and soda.
4.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove the pan from
the heat. Add the sugar and corn syrup, whisk to combine. Whisk in the
eggs, one at a time. Whisk in vanilla.
photo of the eggs and sugar being mixed

5. Fold in the dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips. Don’t overmix.
photo of the brownie batter in a bowl

6. Pour into pan, smooth the top. Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
7. Cool in pan before cutting and serving.

SoNo Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These brownies have a cakey texture and a rich chocolate flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat over to 350°F. Use an 8-inch square baking pan. Butter or spray. I lined mine with foil.
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and soda.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the sugar and corn syrup, whisk to combine. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Whisk in vanilla.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips. Don't overmix.
  • Pour into pan, smooth the top. Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  • Cool in pan before cutting and serving.

Notes

Recipe source: Food Librarian

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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5 comments on “SoNo Brownies”

  1. Hi Kirbie,
    Have you tried Cook’s Illustrated’s “Super Fudgy Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies?” They’re great – bittersweet and very fudgy. (and typically become even fudgier after chilling). They’re a combination of semi-sweet chocolate (I use bittersweet), unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa powder, plus a little instant espresso.
    By the way, I think a flaw in the recipe you posted above is waiting until a toothpick comes out clean – that will definitely dry out the brownies and make them cakier. It’s better to remove brownies from the oven when the toothpick has a few moist crumbs attached!

  2. Hi Meryl- No I haven’t tried CI’s recipe. It sounds delicious. I’ll have to check it out. Hmm, I didn’t know I was supposed to take the brownies out earlier. I’ll have to do that next time. Thanks!

  3. You’re very welcome!

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