I was bored last weekend. It was cold and rainy and I just wanted to bake something. So I looked up a cocoa powder brownie recipe - something I knew I had the ingredients for. I'm so glad I did because these turned out to be THE BEST brownies EVER.
Thank you Alton Brown and the Food Network.
They're super moist - even days later sitting out on the counter in a tupperware they retained their moistness.
Very light and fluffy - you have to like your brownies "cake like" they are so airy.
|The trick is to really make your 4 eggs light and fluffy through beating|
|Add both sugars (1 cup each)|
|Mix the 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder, 2 tsps vanilla extract, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 tsp sea salt|
|Add the 1 cup melted butter and mix well.|
|The batter will be light and almost mousse like|
|Butter and flour an 8 inch round or square pan (don't forget to dust out the extra flour)|
|And if you can resist eating all the batter raw put it in a 300 (preheated) oven for 40-45 minutes|
|When you take it out it will be fluffy like a cake or soufflé but once it starts|
to cool the whole thing sinks and makes a crater. THIS IS OKAY!
It still comes out DE-LICIOUS!