Simple, easy chewy brownies

Brownies (photo by the author)

Hi everybody! What best to accompany a cappuccino than with chewy, rich chocolate brownies!

This is one my family’s favorite brownies’ recipe. It’s crispy on the outside but soft and chewy inside. The original recipe includes chopped nuts, but since I am the only one who like it that way, the majority wins, so I chose to leave them out from this recipe.


  • 300 grams 72% dark chocolate
  • 250 grams unsalted butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour


Using an electric mixer, beat together the eggs, vanilla and the two types of sugar, for 10 minutes at low speed. Take advantage of this 10 minutes to: (a) preheat the oven at 190 C / 375 F, (b) line a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper, and (c) melt the chocolate with the butter.

For the latter, even though it is more time consuming, I prefer to use the double boiler method. Basically what you need to do is to place boiling water in the bottom of the double boiler so the top of the water is 1/2 inch below the upper pan, over low heat. Stir the chocolate and butter constantly until melted. Set aside to cool down a bit.

Remove the mixing bowl from the mixer and using a wooden spoon, blend in the chocolate and the flour, until just mixed. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before using a sharp knife to cut it into squares!

Brownies and cappuccino (photo by the author)


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