Best brownies, hands down

Best brownies, hands down


For Father’s Day, I made RM a pan of brownies.  They are the best ones I have ever made and I have made a ton of brownies over the years.  Traditional ones, blonde ones, from a mix, from scratch, and none of them measured up to this recipe.

The secret is in the quality of the ingredients.

  1. Order these chocolate chunks from Amazon  Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks
  2. Order this cocoa from King Arthur Flour Black Cocoa
  3. Use farm fresh eggs, find a farmer friend or be a friend of a friend with a farmer, or go to a local farmer’s market on Saturday
  4. All purpose flour, I like King Arthur brand
  5. Vanilla paste versus vanilla in a jar

Here is the recipe modified from one published on King Arthur’s website.

  • 4 large farm fresh eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups black cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp espresso powder (you can omit but it does give a nice kick)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 T vanilla paste
  • 1 cup of melted coconut oil (I prefer Trader Joe’s brand)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups of the chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan.  This recipe makes a lot!

Beat the eggs with cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder for a minute or so.  Melt the coconut oil (I did mine in microwave because it’s hard to get out of the jar), add the sugar and stir it until the mixture is hot and shiny in consistency.

Add the hot sugar mixture to the cocoa mixture, stirring until smooth.

Add the flour, then the chips.  Spoon into the pan and bake for 30 minutes, no longer.  The brownies will feel set on the edges, and the center will look moist.  Allow to cool and then cut into squares.  Try not to eat them all in one sitting.  I divided my squares into batches in plastic containers with lids and sent them off with RM to his job and I took a batch for my colleagues as well.  Delicioso!

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