Delicious Brownies

delicious brownies recipe with step by step pictures

I made these babies the other day.

Then, two days later, I made them again to make sure I hadn’t been dreaming before and they really tasted like heaven.

And they did.

Again.

Just like heaven!

When it comes to their structure, they have it all. They are something between cakey and fudgy, slightly more on the fudgy side, with just a little chewiness to them. When I think about it (which is a little difficult after eating so many), these brownies have a strong potential to satisfy just about anyone. So any camp you are in – the cakey, fudgy or chewy one, these are great for you!

Now let me just run to the kitchen to grab another one before I show you how I was making them…

 

delicious brownies recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

…Okay, thanks for your patience, I’m back now. YUM!

This is the list of ingredients.

 

delicious brownies recipe with step by step pictures

1. To make your own Brownies, first preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

 

2. Line the bottom and two sides of a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 22 cm) baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the two sides. Butter the paper and set the pan aside.

Lining a baking pan this way is just gorgeous. It allows you to remove the baked stuff out of the pan in the most easy way. I find it the best invention right after wheel. Yes, that’s exactly what I think!

 

3. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

 

Just like this.

I was a naughty girl and didn’t sift the cocoa. But next time I will, I promise!

 

delicious brownies recipe with step by step pictures

4. Now chop the chocolate roughly.

Or just brake it. Or just throw it against your counter top and watch it break into a million pieces (sorry, I just got slightly carried away).

 

delicious brownies recipe with step by step pictures

5. Now place the chocolate and the butter into a heatproof bowl and set it over a pot of simmering water.

The bottom of the bowl shouldn’t be touching the water since what we want to do here is just gently melt these two ingredients.

 

6. Heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth, for about 3 minutes. Then remove the bowl from the pot.

 

delicious brownies recipe with step by step pictures

7. Add sugar and mix to combine.

 

8. Then add the eggs and, again, mix to combine.

 

delicious brownies recipe with step by step pictures

9. Finally, add the flour mixture and mix just until moistened (do not overmix).

 

delicious brownies recipe with step by step pictures

10. Transfer the batter to your prepared pan. Using and offset spatula or just a spoon, smooth the top.

 

11. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the batter/brownies comes out clean (or with a few moist crumbs attached).

 

12. Cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Using the paper overhang, lift brownies out of the pan and transfer to a rack to cool completely (still on the paper).

 

13. On a cutting board cut into squares.

 

delicious brownies recipe with step by step pictures

Yum-yum!

Enjoy, dear friends!

 

And if, by any chance, you end up with some leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 2 days.

 

(This recipe was loosely adapted from Martha Stewart. It takes about 1 hour to prepare and yields 24 2-inch/5cm squares.)

30 Responses to Delicious Brownies

  1. 1
    ldh says:

    Oh boy, heavenly brownies! I think you need to make a third batch just to be extra sure they are that good. I will make a batch too! :)

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    Anonymous says:

    looks yummy…. will try them… n let u know

  4. 4
    Mariam E says:

    I’m making these today!!!!!!! CAN’T WAIT!

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    Jana says:

    I bet Martha Stewart is getting nervous – your posts prove time and time again that she has some serious competition in you!

    A big sucker for making pretty much everything from scratch, I must humbly admit that when it comes to brownies, I have been consistently using Betty Crocker mix from the box [insert blushing]. I was convinced the chevy/fudgy/cakey consistency of the ready-made mix that I seem to be addicted to was impossible to duplicate at home. Perhaps that’s why we don’t have brownies around here very often. A simple recipe like this, however – with all the wonderful wholesome ingredients – might change that in a flash!ÄŽakujem!

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    chefyourself says:

    oh my! These do look heavenly and I’m sure its not just because of your photographic abilities.

  7. 7

    You’re killing me with your absolutely gorgeous photos. You make me want to go out right now………..and get a new camera!!!!!!!!!! you’re lucky you have a great boyfriend/in laws (I read your Photography page). Gorgeous photos

  8. 8

    delicious brownies and pictures
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  9. 9
    Honey says:

    OMG, this looks divine, delicious, and deadly… the 3 D’s! YUMMY!. Great job!

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    ツ says:

    this looks like it would be addicting! I need to try this soon:)

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    lauren apron says:

    ive done this recipe many a time and each time just gets better and better thanks for the extra pounds i really dont need xx

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    Vic says:

    I have never tried so chewy and tasty and just heavenly brownies….. I don’t know where did you get this recipe from but these babies are amazing … well done !

  13. 13
    Denise says:

    This is the second time I tried a recipe from your homepage (1st time: Strawberry Cheesecake) and again my friends just loved my dessert. Thank you :).
    I really love browsing through your homepage and looking at all these beautiful photos that just make me want to do some baking or cooking!

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    Jenny says:

    I’ve been making this exact recipe for at least twenty years. Long before Martha Stewart or any media blitz giveaway. I recieved this recipe from a co-worker. They are good, but I wouldn’t say amazing; they’re just simple is all. Best with powered sugar sprinkled on top right out of the oven.

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    Kim says:

    Quick question, do we wait for the chocolate/butter mixture to cool before adding the sugar? Sorry, I’m a total amateur, it gets intimidating when it comes to chocolate and brownies. These look amazing though!

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    Ann says:

    Thank you soooo much for the great recipe that yielded AMAZING brownies! Loved the 1st batch so much that i made a 2nd one with macadamia nuts the next day, but actually cut down the sugar to around 100grams as was feeling guilty! lol!

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    Tasneem says:

    Soooooooo heavenly!!!!!!

  18. 18
    Andrea says:

    What kind of cocoa do you use? Dutch or natural?

  19. 19
    Melissa says:

    These were delicious. I used chocolate chips and they turned out great, so soft no hard edges.

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    wandallka says:

    I have just found this recipe today – so I decided to try english brownies . I have used dark 80% chocolate instead of semi sweet or bitter sweet and they are GREAT! so soft and with full flavour. I love them.
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3650930505661.2140142.1046430501&type=1#!/photo.php?fbid=3941270323975&set=a.3650930505661.2140142.1046430501&type=1&theater
    picture of my brownies :)
    thx for your recipe !

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    Carole says:

    Love this recepie but I love eating them warm. Just got a batch in the oven now can’t wait!!

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    Haplea says:

    I am big fan brownies!!

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    Nabz says:

    I love it. It looks so good. Definitely am gona try it. Just a little question; can it be done in microwave ?

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    Meg says:

    Made these brownies last week and my brownie loving family said they were the best they had EVER tasted!! Super easy recipe too! Just pulled my second batch out of the oven – can’t wait :) I love your website!!

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    Alama Dela Rosa says:

    Hi..ntry ko po recipe nyo..super simple lng..ngwa ko ng maayos..super sarap..mgusthn ng baby ko and my family..thanks for the recipe..sna po lge kau mgpost ng more recipe…

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    elsie perez says:

    Hey Petra!

    I found your recipe, tried it, and we all loved it (hubby, son and, daughter). It tasted even better the next day. I did add 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp of chocolate extract because I was afraid to bake without vanilla. Thank you for sharing.

    Love your blog – you are so talented!

    My best,
    elsie

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    Ashley says:

    Okay…I’ve been holding onto this recipe for like 3 years and I FINALLY made it–I am KICKING myself for not doing these earlier! They were so good I cursed. And then I ate almost the entire pan by myself sooooo…..I’m making them again. Right now. This time I’m not sure I’ll share at all. ♥ Thank you very much.

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