I love chocolate. And as far as I'm concerned, the darker the better. So when I was at the store getting some cocoa, since I had run out, I decided to buy the Hershey's Special Dark Dutch Processed Cocoa instead of the Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa I usually buy. Rob was wanting brownies tonight and I was really excited to crack open my container of dark chocolate yumminess. I opened the container and was shocked by how dark it looked. And at that point, I had already realized that I did not have quite enough sugar to make the brownies. So I panicked. But the butter was already melted, so I decided to keep going and see how it turned out.
I was definitely worried that the brownies would come out bitter. The original recipe calls for 1.5 cups of sugar and I had a little more than 1 cup. I had maybe 1 and 1/8 cup. So I was definitely concerned. But they turned out super yummy. I will say though, they would benefit from some extra sugar, but as a dark chocolate lover, they are more than delicious to me :-)
The original recipe can be found on allrecipes.com here. I never follow this recipe exactly the way it is on allrecipes. I always cut out the baking powder completely and only use 2 eggs. I learned these little tips from the reviewers on allrecipes and the changes make for a really gooey, fudgy brownie. This is the only brownie recipe I ever use. Even though I linked to the original recipe, and mentioned how I change it up, I'll go ahead and type up the way I make them here.
Deep Dish Brownies
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used the Special Dark cocoa powder tonight)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8 inch square pan.
2. In a large bowl, blend melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually blend dry mixture into the egg mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Let brownies cool, then cut into squares. Enjoy!