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Brown Butter Brownies



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  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


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Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13" pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, about 6 minutes, until it becomes brown in color. It will foam, reduce, then foam again. Once it’s done cooking the foam is a light brown and it will dissipate after you remove it from the heat. Once it starts to brown, keep stirring so it doesn’t burn. Once it gets to an amber color, turn off the flame.

3. Add both baking chocolates to the butter and stir until the chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt, and cocoa and stir until combined. Stir in flour.

4. Pour brownie batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 20-24 minutes until a toothpick along the edge comes out with just a few crumbs. This results in very fudgy dense brownies. Cool before slicing into bars.

Optional: Add 1 cup of chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or other chopped candies to the batter before pouring into the pan to bake.

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