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Fudge Brownies

fudge brownies

Fudge Brownies

The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book is famous for its recipe for Hash Brownies. Eating them is said to cause “euphoria and brilliant storms of laughter, ecstatic reveries and extensions of one’s personality on several simultaneous planes are to be complacently expected.”

2 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
4 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup flour

Pre-heat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9″x13″ baking pan. Line with parchment paper and butter the paper. Set aside.

Combine butter and chocolate in a medium bowl and microwave for about 45 seconds. Stir and if not fully melted, return to the microwave for a few minutes more. Set aside. It is better to do this in intervals to avoid scorching the chocolate!

Whisk together eggs, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Fold in flour.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spread evenly, and bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool, cut into pieces and serve with vanilla ice cream or devour straight from the pan.

Makes 24 brownies

This recipe is adapted from Nick Malgieri’s Supernatural Brownies.