But enough with the talk, on with the show
Get 2 sticks (yes 1/2pd) of butter all nice and warm on the stove
Once melted, add the sugar and cook till nice and toasty (but not boiling)
Transfer the butter/sugar mixture to a bowl and add the cocoa. After wiping the drool from your mouth, add the salt, baking powder, and vanilla.
mix, mix, mix
Add the eggs, one at a time...
and then the flour and chocolate chips. Yes, chocolate chips. I told you it was cocoa heaven.
After it's all mixed, pour into a greased pan, and try not to lick the spoon....yeah right!
Bake for 28-30 Minutes
Take out and dust with powdered sugar
The recipe(from the back of a King Arthur bag of flour):
- 1 cup (8 oz) butter
- 2¼ cups sugar (I used only 2 cups and it was plenty sweet)
- 1¼ cups Dutch-process cocoa
- ½ tsp salt or increase to 1 tsp if using unsalted butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 4 large eggs
- 1½ cups (6¼ ounces) King Arthur All Purpose Flour
- 2 cups (12 oz bag) chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.
- In a medium sized microwave safe bowl or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the heat (or microwave) briefly just until hot but not bubbling; it will become shiny looking as you stir it. Heating the butter and sugar a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.
- Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla. Add the eggs, beating till smooth; then add flour and chips, beating till well combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
- Bake the brownies for 28 to 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out dry (though it may have a few crumbs clinging to it). The brownies should feel set both on the edges, and in the center. Remove the pan from the oven, and after 5 minutes loosen the edges with a table knife; this helps prevent the brownies from sinking in the center as they cool. Cool completely before cutting and serving. Yields 2 dozen brownies.