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Rajidesigns Cocoa Brownies

Brownies are a classic in the food world the way a little black dress is in the fashion world. Most people enjoy eating it and have a memory (even if it’s a vague one) connected to.  This recipe makes rich cocoa brownies without the fuss of add-ons (nuts, etc). Hope you enjoy! Cheers!

INGREDIENTS

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup Scharffen Berger natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

PREPARATION

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line an 8x8x2 inches glass baking dish with foil, pressing firmly into pan and leaving a 2 inches overhang. Coat foil with nonstick spray; set baking dish aside.
  • Melt butter in a small sauce-pan over medium heat. Let cool slightly. Whisk sugar, cocoa, and salt in a medium bowl to combine. Pour butter in a steady stream into dry ingredients, whisking constantly to blend. Whisk in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each addition. Add flour and stir until just combined (do not overmix). Scrape batter into prepared pan; smooth top.
  • Bake until top begins to crack and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 25-30 minutes.
  • Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cool completely in pan. Using foil overhang, lift brownie out of pan; transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 16 squares.

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