Perfect Chocolate Brownies
recipe adapted from Our Best Bites, who adapted it from others
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (Dutch Processed is best)
12 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped (I used Ghiradelli semi-sweet baking chocolate)
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
5 eggs, at room temperature (you can leave them out, or let them sit in warm water until you need them)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or grease a 9x13 inch pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt and cocoa powder, just until combined.
When the chocolate is smooth add the brown and granulated sugars and whisk. You want to incorporate these into the chocolate and cool off the mixture at the same time. Mine never got completely smooth, but they still turned out great!
Add 3 eggs, and whisk into the chocolate. Then add the remaining 2 eggs, and the vanilla, and whisk until you don't see any more yellow yolks. Be careful not to overmix!
Sprinkle the dry ingredients onto the chocolate and gently fold them together with a rubber spatula. Don't over mix! It's okay to still see some flour streaks.
Pour into your prepared pan and smooth out with your spatula. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, this will depend on your oven, mine took around 33 minutes, so start checking at 25 and if they're not done you can add a couple more minutes until they are done. Check by sticking a toothpick into the center, if it comes out wet with batter it needs more time, but if it comes out with a few crumbs sticking to it, then the brownies are done.
Make sure to cool completely, the flavor of your brownies depends on this! Cut into squares and serve.