Dark Chocolate Brownies

in Sweet Treats

These brownies are so satisfying that I have to be strategic about when I make them. It’s hard to eat just one.  If you love brownies, and are concerned about overindulging, serve them for a gathering. But be sure to snag one, as they will disappear quickly!

  • 10 T unsalted butter (1 1/4 sticks) cut in 1″ pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups organic sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 cup roasted walnut pieces

1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. Line an 8×8″ baking dish with tinfoil and grease foil with oil or butter.
3. Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy saucepan. Cook about 15-20 minutes until foam forms on top and brown bits form on bottom of pan. Remove from heat.
4. Add  sugar, cocoa, water, sea salt and vanilla. Stir to blend and cool.
5. Add eggs one at a time and blend until mixture looks shiny.
6. Add flour and mix until blended.
7. Add nuts.
8. Place in baking dish lined with foil.
9. Bake brownies approximately 25 minutes or until tooth pick inserted comes out almost clean.
10. Cool in pan, then lift tinfoil with brownies out and cut into small pieces.