Sinfully Delicious Fudge Brownies

by Courtney Sirotin on February 3, 2012

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I truly, madly, deeply love to bake, but I don’t get to do it very often. There have been seasons of my life where baking has been a top priority but this isn’t one of them. Nowadays, when I have the opportunity to make something from scratch, I get excited.  I recently made a batch of rich, fudgy brownies for a friend and am thrilled to share the recipe and steps with you here.

This recipe couldn’t be easier and you might even have all the ingredients on hand. If so, make these brownies right now (and thank me later).


  • 16 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour


Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with foil. Later you will use the foil to lift the cooked and cooled brownies out of the pan, so line it in a way that you will have handles to do this. Add a heaping tablespoon or so of butter into the pan and set aside. By the time we are ready to fill it with batter the butter will be soft enough to easily coat the pan.

Next, put the butter and chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and place it over a pot of boiling water. Turn off the heat and allow the contents to slowly melt as you prepare the rest of the batter. Stir the mixture occasionally.

Crack the eggs into a separate bowl…

…and whisk them.

Add the salt,

granulated sugar,

brown sugar,

and vanilla.

Whisk thoroughly.

By now your chocolate and butter should look like this:

Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture.

Stir to combine.

Add the flour.

Stir to combine again.

Spread the now softened butter around the foil to fully coat the pan.

Fill the pan with the batter.

It will look like this going into the oven:

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.

Clean your kitchen.

Tend to your child who has been very patient while you flitted around the kitchen.

Put the dirty batter bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds to kill off any possible salmonella.

Scrape and eat every last drop.

Take the cooked brownies out of the oven.

When they have cooled, lift them out of the pan by using the foil as handles.

Cut them with a serrated knife.

Eat one immediately then pile the rest into a plastic container for delivery to a lucky friend that you want to get fat. (Just checking to see if you’re still with me ;))



{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

JASON SIROTIN February 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Weird you forgot to mention that we had to cook them four times before they were actually finished. Your such a liar!


COURTNEY February 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm

That’s because I left YOU in charge of taking them out of the oven while I put Dylan to bed and you failed to realize they weren’t done yet! But why must we point fingers? I’m choosing to just celebrate yummy brownies.


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