Easy to Bake Homemade Brownie Recipes
Brownies are perhaps the most loved baked desserts in the world.
It comes in all different variety—with nuts, butterscotch, swirled with cream cheese, shot through with mint or fruit filling, sprinkled with chips, spiked with espresso or booze, or just plain chocolate in a million variations. However, the main part of a brownie, for any individual who loves brownies, is texture.
Brownies are not difficult to make: Simply mix along with a few ingredients—flour, butter and/or oil, eggs, sugar, chocolate, vanilla, and salt—transfer the batter to a pan, and bake.
To prepare the mixture, we will add granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, salt, and chocolate chips. Then, add these key ingredients:
2 eggs + water – Add a bit of water with the eggs to achieve the moist, gooey texture of boxed mix brownies without any commercial emulsifiers. Eggs are essential for helping the brownies puff up in the oven.
Sugar – The trick to making homemade brownies that are just like ones from a box! Powdered sugar contains cornstarch, which helps thicken the batter without the chemical additives you’d find in a mix.
Cocoa powder – Hershey’s Special Dark Dutch-processed cocoa powder or you can use Whole Foods’ 365 Cocoa Powder. Make sure to sift it if it’s lumpy!
Oil – We can use unsalted butter, or olive oil because of its rich flavour.
Vanilla Extract – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla amps up the chocolate flavour.
To begin with, blend the dry and wet ingredients in two separate bowls.
Mix the sugar, flour, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and salt in a medium bowl. At that point, whisk together the eggs, olive oil, and water in a large one.
Next, combine the wet and dry ingredients.
Sprinkle the dry mixture over the wet one, and mix them well. The batter will be thick!
Then, pour the batter into an 8×8 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Use a rubber spatula to spread it to each of the four sides of the container and smooth the top. The combination will be thick – that’s alright.
Transfer the pan to a 325-degree stove and heat for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs attached. Keep the brownies for cooling down completely before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.