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How to Make the Best Fudgy Double Chocolate Brownies

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Baking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, breads, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and much more.

Delicious and sumptuous homemade chocolate brownies.

Delicious and sumptuous homemade chocolate brownies.

Chocolaty and Fudgy Brownies: Yum!

These brownies are delightfully rich, chocolaty, and fudgy—just the way I like them. The recipe actually calls for three kinds of chocolate: semi-sweet chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and cocoa powder. The semi-sweet chocolate chips and the cocoa powder give a rich taste. The chocolate chunks bring that amazing fudgy and gooey quality. All I can say is they are absolutely scrummy and perfect for the holiday season.

What Is Fine Pastry Flour?

This recipe calls for fine pastry flour, which is flour that is milled from soft white wheat with low-protein content, making it ideal for tender baked goods. I learned that this flour is perfect for making biscuits, cookies, pie crusts, cakes, pancakes, and muffins. Don't worry, if you don't have pastry flour in the pantry, you're welcome to use all-purpose flour.

Baking Technique

When making brownie, you can use a hand mixer or you can use the traditional method of mixing the ingredients by hand. Both methods are equally good. For this recipe, I've used the traditional method: I used a whisk to incorporate the ingredients. However, when folding the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, be careful not to overmix as this will cause the brownies to be more cake-like in texture.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Hershey's)
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chunks

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. Melt the chocolate: Add some water to a medium saucepan or pot and bring to a very gentle simmer.
  3. Place a heat-safe bowl on top, but make sure the bottom is not touching the water.
  4. Add the chocolate chips to the bowl and stir with a whisk or spatula. Continue to whisk until smooth and melted. Remove the bowl from heat. Let it cool.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and the sugar. Use a whisk to mix until it's well combined. Then add in the eggs and vanilla. Whisk until it's fluffy and light in color. (A hand mixer can be used for this step.)
  6. Whisk in the melted chocolate. Then sift in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  7. Fold in the chocolate chunks, then transfer the batter into a parchment paper–lined square baking dish.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, depending on how fudgy you like your brownies. (I baked for 25 minutes.)
  9. Take out the brownies from the oven and let them cool completely before slicing.
  10. Slice the brownies and enjoy with a glass of milk!

© 2020 Liza

Comments

Liza (author) from USA on October 29, 2020:

Hi Eman, thanks for commenting. I really appreciate it.

Liza (author) from USA on October 29, 2020:

Hi Rachel, I discovered the fine pastry flour about a few days before making the brownies. Many times I go to the store, I never pay attention to it. However, I asked my husband to buy it so I can try making the brownies. The result was amazing. Therefore, I look forward to making other baked goods using the same flour.

Liza (author) from USA on October 29, 2020:

I'm honor to hear that, Peggy. I bet the brownies made by your mother was heavenly delicious! Thank you for your comment and for pinning the recipe to your board. Cheers!

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on October 29, 2020:

It looks very delicious. Thank you for sharing

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on October 29, 2020:

They look scrumptious. Hope I can find the pastry flour. Thanks for sharing your recipe

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 29, 2020:

The photo of your brownies looks like the ones my mother used to make. Thanks for sharing your yummy-looking recipe with us. I pinned it to my Cookies board.

Liza (author) from USA on October 29, 2020:

Thank you, Angel. You should bake this!

Liza (author) from USA on October 29, 2020:

Hi Flourish, the chocolate batter looks very tempting right? Most of the time, before it goes into the oven, I scoop a small piece to eat it! Just habit. lol.

Liza (author) from USA on October 29, 2020:

You're welcome, Linda. The spirit of the holiday is growing closer. There is a higher chance of me baking this again for Thanksgiving.

Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on October 29, 2020:

Mmm looks and sounds delicious Liza

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 28, 2020:

Does this ever sound amazing, and those photos step by step make me wish I could lick the bowl.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 28, 2020:

I love just about anything containing chocolate. Thank you for sharing this brownie recipe. Like all of your recipes, it sounds delicious!

Liza (author) from USA on October 28, 2020:

Absolutely right, Sp. I never get tired of baking with chocolate. Chocolate is such an essential ingredient for a lot of baked goods such as brownies.

Sp Greaney from Ireland on October 28, 2020:

Any recipe with chocolate is worth trying. They came out great.

Liza (author) from USA on October 28, 2020:

Definitely a great dessert for a sweet tooth! Thanks for commenting, Ivana.

Ivana Divac from Serbia on October 28, 2020:

I absolutely adore brownies! This is a great recipe.

Liza (author) from USA on October 28, 2020:

Hi Lakshmi, brownies are one of my favorite baked goods to bake because it's so easy. Simple ingredients with a delicious result.

Liza (author) from USA on October 28, 2020:

One of the best brownies I have made for sure. I was happy with the result, especially the first time using the pastry flour for this recipe. Thanks for stopping by, Liz, and thanks for commenting!

Lakshmi from Chennai on October 28, 2020:

Wow,brownie is my favorite.Thank you liza for this delicious recipe.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 28, 2020:

This is an amazing recipe. Brownies are my favourite. This is well-presented with helpful instructions.