Brownies Cockaigne

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.