One of my best friends just took a job as the Director of Athlete Mental Wellness at Michigan State. We are all so freaking proud of her but going to miss her like crazy, so of course, there was a going away party involved. There is no better crowd-pleaser than brownies. It was finally time to break open Claire’s book for her ‘forever’ brownies as she claims that this is the only brownie recipe she will ever create. These brownies are extra chewy and you can add in the optional malted powder for a little extra dose of chocolate. You need an 8×8 in pan, Claire calls for preferably metal.
- Butter for the pan
- 1/4 Cup Dutch Process Cocoa Powder
- 5oz Semisweet Chocolate [64-68% Cacao]
- 6 TBSP Unsalted Butter, cut into pieces
- 1/4 Cup Neutral Oil, vegetable
- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar
- 1 Large Egg
- 2 Large Egg Yolks
- 1 1/2 TSP Vanilla
- 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 2 TBSP Malted Milk Powder, optional
- 1 TSP Salt
- 1 Cup Milk Chocolate, coarsely chopped
Let’s Get Baking
Preheat the oven to 350F and line the pan with 2 sheets of foil, crossing one over the other and pressing into the corners. Lightly butter and set aside.
In a large heatproof bowl, whisk the cocoa powder into 1/4 cup boiling water until smooth.
Add in the semisweet chocolate + butter + oil into the large bowl with the cocoa mixture and set it over a medium saucepan filled with about 1in of simmering water, make sure the bottom of the bowl isn’t touching the water. Warm the mixture, gently stirring occasionally until the butter and chocolate are melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the bowl from heat and let it cool until lukewarm.
Whisk in the granulated and brown sugar into the chocolate mixture. Add in the whole egg, egg yolks, and vanilla and whisk ‘vigorously’ until the mixture comes together and looks glossy and thick.
Add in the flour + malted milk powder [if using] + salt and whisk slowly until everything is combined. Add in the milk chocolate and fold in with a spatula. Scrap the batter into the prepared ban, spreading it into an even layer.
Bake the brownies until the surface is shiny and puffed, for about 25-30 minutes. [I had to bake for 35, it all depends on your oven].
Allow the brownies to cool for an hour before placing them into the fridge for another hour [allows for chewier texture]. Use the foil to lift out of the pan and cut into about 16 squares & enjoy.
Made with Love,