Fudgy Chocolatey Brownies

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  As you can imagine, the bulk of my time was spent baking an obscene amount of things, so prepare yourself for the baked goods fest that is bound to be my next few posts.

This year, I spent Thanksgiving with some of my wonderful family, who strangely enough don’t enjoy any “traditional” Thanksgiving desserts (no pumpkin pie! no pecan pie!) — so I took a few requests and just went for delicious instead of traditional 🙂  One request was for some Fudgy Chocolatey Brownies, so the mission was on.

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You will need:

500 g. of dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
2 1/4 sticks of butter, cut into small pieces
3 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
4 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

(If you like nuts, you can also have 1/2 cup of chops walnuts or pecans or whatever you like to sprinkle on top/mix in)

Pre-heat your oven to 350.  Place the chocolate and butter in a large glass mixing bowl. Heat in the microwave, at medium heat for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until it is fully melted and combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix in the sugar and salt. Stir in the vanilla extract.  Add the flour and mix until smooth.

Prepare a pan by greasing or spraying non-stick spray.  If you have baking paper, lining your pan with it and allowing a 2 inch overhang on both sides will be helpful in removing the brownies — I didn’t have any, and my brownies were fine regardless.  Bake for about 40-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out with very few crumbs. Underbaking the brownies a little helps keep it chewy and fudgy 🙂

Slice up the brownies however you like, sift some powdered sugar on top if you’re feeling fancy, and enjoy with a BIG glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream!

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