Circulating around the internet are some really good brownie recipes. Food 52 hands down has the best recipe. However, their version is a bit more work intensive involving melting butter over a double boiler. I have come up with the Lazy version of the recipe. Trust me, these are out of the world!! Not to mention, you can whip them up in about 10 minutes plus baking time plus you only have one bowl to clean!
- 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cold large eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (2 1/2 ounces)
- 2/3 cups walnut or pecan pieces (optional)
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- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Spray an 8 X 8 baking pan with cooking spray.
- Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in a medium ceramic bowl. Place bowl in microwave and heat until butter is melted. I use the melt setting for 1 stick of butter and then add 30 seconds. Mix until combined.
- Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one. Add the flour and stir until it disappears then beat vigorously for 40 strokes with a wooden spoon. It will look very glossy. (similar to a store bought mix) Pour into pan.
- Bake until a cake tester comes out mostly clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on a rack. Cut into squares.