Last night, we needed something sweet after our dinner (sandwiches!), so I went to my old standby favorite, Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home cookbook’s brownie recipe. It’s easy to make and it turns out perfect everytime*. I added lots of walnuts in my version, cuz that’s how I roll!
moosewood fudge brownies
Recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home
1/2 c unsalted butter (1 stick)
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/8 t kosher salt
1 c lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 t pure vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c unbleached white flour
Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly butter an 8 inch square baking pan with butter.
In a pot large enough to hold all of the batter, melt the butter, salt and chocolate together on low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Add the brown sugar and vanilla and stir everything together. Whisk in the 2 eggs and when it’s been well blended, whisk in the flour and mix until the batter is thoroughly blended and smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes, until the brownies are just beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan and are still fudgy in the center. If you prefer more cake-like brownies, bake an additional 5 minutes.
*Okay, the only time they didn’t come out stellar was when Cornelius wasn’t paying attention to the recipe and used an entire cup of butter instead. We ate it up anyway and it still wasn’t horrible.