Do you like rich, fudgy, thick brownies?
Then I have just the thing for you…
Simply put: this is a great brownie recipe!
This is a one bowl, no mixer needed recipe using simple, everyday ingredients.
If you ever find yourself craving rich, dense, fudgy brownies, this will be your new go-to recipe!
First things first is the chocolate. Isn’t that the one thing brownie lovers love about these delicious bars?! Well you’ll be happy to know that this recipe is packed with amazing chocolate flavor. As far as the chocolate is concerned I recommended using Baker’s Chocolate. This recipe calls for 10 ounces of semi sweet chocolate and Baker’s chocolate comes in 4 ounce bars making it easy for measuring. If your using Baker’s Chocolate, you’ll need 2 and 1/2 chocolate bars for this recipe.
Goodness…did I type chocolate enough in the above paragraph??!
There are just a few things I would like to review before you get into this recipe:
1) the double broiler method
2) assembly line of ingredients
If your not familiar with the double broiler method, allow me to elaborate. What your going to do is take a small saucepan and fill it halfway up with water. Placing it on your stove top on medium heat and allow the water to come to a simmer. Place your chopped chocolate and butter into a medium sized glass bowl (glass is heat safe) and place the bowl on top of the sauce pan. The heat from the simmering water will warm the bottom of the glass bowl and your chocolate and butter will begin to melt with ease! As the chocolate begins to melt stir it around to help it combine with the butter. This step is quick, once you start stirring the chocolate you’ll have smooth, melted chocolate within five minutes!
*Melting Chocolate Tip*
When melting chocolate it is very important to not let water come in contact with your chocolate. Not even the tiniest drop. If you mix water with melting chocolate the chocolate will seize up and will result in a dry, clumpy texture…not what you want for these brownies or any other recipe requiring melted chocolate.
Now for the assembly of ingredients. It’s important to incorporate each ingredient in the order listed on the recipe card so we can keep this a one bowl recipe. Less dishes, less mess, sounds pretty good to me. There’s no separating of wet and dry ingredients, no sifting, no extra steps. Once you have your melted chocolate your just adding everything else in one at a time…all in the same bowl. And, since this batter is thick and manageable, you can do all your mixing with just a large spoon! No difficult, overly thick batter to worry about, it’s just you, your spoon, and your big bowl of brownie batter 🙂
Another suggestion to keep this recipe simple is to buy chopped walnuts. If you love the prep of recipes then feel free to chop away, but since it is an option…why not skip this step and by the walnuts that are already chopped! Seems like common sense but I still like to just throw it out there…
These brownies bake with 30 to 35 minutes. I highly recommend allowing them to cool completely before serving because these brownies may seem under done when you first test them…but patience pays off and these brownies will result in a super moist, dense, fudgy, dream once they’ve cooled and had some time to do their thing. Trust me 😉
Here’s the recipe: