I have been looking for the perfect brownie recipe since I was born. Yes. It’s true. And I have finally found it. It’s really simple, and it’s just the right combination of chewy and moist, but it doesn’t fall apart when you try cutting perfect little squares, and it definitely doesn’t leave a trail of crumbs when you try sneaking one. The recipe is straightforward, and if you follow it to the t you get that crackly top that all brownie bakers wish for!

This recipe’s for a medium sized tray.

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp instant coffee powder

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1/2 cup + 1 Tblspn flour

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup walnuts or Oreos

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Grease your tin. I also line my tin with parchment paper. In a sauce pan melt the butter with the sugar on low heat. Make sure it doesn’t turn into caramel! Keep stirring for about 3 minutes. Take it off the heat and keep stirring so it cools down a bit. Then, using a whisk, mix in the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and vanilla and the instant coffee. Add the eggs one at a time. Don’t over mix it. Then, with a spatula, not a whisk, fold in the chocolate chips and flour. If the chocolate chips are coated with flour, they don’t sink to the bottom or cluster in one area.

Pour the batter into the tin, then sprinkle over the Oreos or walnuts. Bake them for about 20-25 minutes. If you’re making a double batch add about 5 minutes to the baking time. The brownies should be set around the edges, and 90% cooked in the center. Kind of like a cheesecake. Take them out and let them cool for about 20 minutes before cutting them, if you can control yourself. They’re delicious just on their own, but some ice cream won’t do any harm! Make sure you cut the brownie using a plastic knife. That gives sharper edges.

6 thoughts on “Brownies

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  3. Mia

    Looks good!! Can you please clarify?Do you add made up instant coffee or coffee powder?
    And is It coffee or vanilla essence?

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