- 10 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 and 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, cold
- 1/2 cup flour
- Chocolate frosting (optional. I used chocolate frosting on one of my pans, but not the other. Some people think frosting ruins brownies. Then there's me. I say there's no such thing as too much chocolate.)
-Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a 8x8 square pan with enough wax paper to hang over each side of the pan.
- Simmer a small pot of water. Place a heatproof bowl over the pot of water and add the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir until butter melts.
-Remove the melted chocolate mixture from heat and let cool until warm. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the vanilla, then incorporate the eggs one at a time and mix vigorously.
-Stir in flour until there are no streaks left behind.
-Pour batter over the wax paper lined pan and bake brownies for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
-Let brownies cool before removing wax paper. Frost, if desired, then cut brownies into desired sizes.