Have you ever wanted warm, fresh-baked brownies to eat whenever you want? Do you find yourself spending way too much money on sweets? Does baking intimate you with all its measurements and ingredients?? Hello, there! My name is Tiffany, and I am a chocoholic. 🍫 I have such a sweet tooth, and brownies are one of my biggest weaknesses, second only to ice cream. Today, I’m introducing you the EASIEST, the YUMMIEST, and most COST-EFFECTIVE recipe for all the chocolatey and fudgy goodness~~
I’ve experimented with this popular recipe I found online the past couple of days, and I finally discovered my perfect ratios and add-ons to take it from good to GREAT. 💖 Please know that I am not the original creator of this recipe. I just wanted to share my modifications and adaptations that I feel helped improve the flavor and taste. Also, I know that I personally don’t like reading recipe posts where I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to find the recipe, so I’ll be including it right upfront but feel free to read my ramblings as I walk you through my baking process and all the fun details!
Brownie Recipe 🥣
This recipe makes 24 brownies in a 13x9x2 inch pan.
- 1 Cup Butter (2 Sticks)
- 2 Cups White Sugar
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- Chocolate Chips (or 2 Hershey’s Chocolate Bars)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or 205 degrees Celcius. 🔥
- Melt 2 sticks of butter in the microwave. Let rest on the side.
- Mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl with a fork.
- Add in the butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. For extra fudginess, add in 4 handfuls of chocolate chips, or 2 Hershey’s Chocolate Bars. 🍫 Make sure everything is well incorporated, but be careful not to overmix!
- Pour the mixture into a greased baking tray. Sprinkle some sea salt on the top for a more complex flavor profile, and set a timer for 25 minutes.
- Voila! Your brownies are done. 🌟 Enjoy your super yummy and chocolatey brownies!
The Long Recipe Explanation 🍰
I know most people prefer to see the recipe and only the recipe which is why I included it right away, but for those of you who are interested in my baking process, I still wanted to write and ramble about what I love doing while baking and why I made some modifications to the original recipe.
Step 1: Gather all your ingredients
Personally, I’m not the type of person who likes cooking or baking in silence so this is the perfect time for me to get caught up on watching my friends’ BookTube videos. 📹 If you’re looking for some amazing and diverse BookTubers, you have to watch Fadwa from Word Wonders, Melanie from Mel to the Any, Kate from Your Tita Kate, and the OG Alexandra from TwirlingPages. I wrote down the ingredients needed at the top of this post so once you gather all your ingredients you can move on to Step 2.
Step 2: Mix Mix Mix!!
Okay…so this step is very very intuitive. I read a lot of baking recipes that say you should mix things in a specific order or in separate bowls before combining but I just do what I can to avoid washing the least amount of dishes as possible. 😅 I’m also super Asian and have to hand wash all my dishes because I use my dishwasher as a drying rack. SO if you would like to follow the Tiffany method, I recommend mixing all your dry ingredients in a large bowl with a fork (or a whisk but I don’t own a whisk) and then adding all your wet ingredients and mix to fully incorporate.
The major modification I made to the original recipe that I linked above is that I actually doubled the recipe. Typically, most brownie recipes are baked in a square pan, but seeing as how I do not own a square pan or want to go out of my way to buy one, I decided to make do with the existing pan I had. 🍩 I actually tried the recipe once as stated by sectioning off my rectangle pan into a square with aluminum foil, but I found that the brownies were too thin for my liking. The rectangle pan is 1.5x bigger than a square pan, but doubling the recipe turned it into the perfect thickness for a fudgy brownie. I also add chocolate chips to the batter before baking because it helps prevent the batter from becoming too cakey. Finally, sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top of the batter to help contrast the sweetness!
Step 3: Bake, Wait, & Wash Your Dishes
The brownies will need to bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Originally, the recipe calls for the brownies to be baked for 35 minutes, but after some very scientific trial and errors, I discovered that baking the brownies for too long makes them too hard and a weird mix of chewy and cakey. 😌 My perfect texture for brownies is soft, fudgy, and a little bit silky on the inside yet crispy on the outside.
💡 Protip: Wash the dishes while youre waiting for your brownies to bake. No one likes washing dishes, but this is the best time to be productive!
Step 4: Enjoy!
Whoooo!! 🎉 You just made an amazing batch of brownies! They deserve to be shown off to all your friends and proudly eaten. Put your wonderful creations on your Snapchat story, or show them off in an Instagram post. Better yet…pull out a bunch of books, and give your brownies their very own photoshoot!! Either way, you should be proud of your culinary accomplishment, and you have a delicious pan of brownies to show for it. 😍🌟