Oh man! Looking at this picture makes me salivate. Brownies are one of my favorite desserts. Chocolatey chocolate goodness! About two years ago when I got really into baking, I set out to find a good recipe to make brownies from scratch. I tried several recipes and I was disappointed to find that the boxed mix actually tasted better. Just this summer, I found this recipe from The Joy of Cooking. Hallelujah! A delicious brownie recipe! They taste even better than they look. Now Marc begs for them. Do yourself a favor and go home and whip up some “Brownies Cockaigne”. Just try not to eat the WHOLE pan by yourself, though you will be tempted. Share with a friend.
Brownies Cockaigne, from The Joy of Cooking
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a baking pan lined with foil. Melt in a small saucepan:
1 stick unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
Let cool. If you don’t, your brownies will be heavy and dry. Beat until light in color and foamy in texture:
4 large eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
Gradually add and continue beating until thick:
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
With a few swift strokes, stir in the cooled chocolate mixture just until combined. Even if you are using an electric mixer, switch to a wooden spoon for this. Stir in just combined:
1 cup all purpose flour
Scrape batter into the prepared pan. Bake about 25 minutes.