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Chewy Brownies

What's gooey on the inside, crackly on top, and supremely delicious all over? 

A fresh take on this crowd-pleasing dessert. Unsweetened chocolate and brown sugar impart a rich, well-rounded flavor, while adding a bit of oil to the batter results in the addictively chewy texture that makes this version an instant classic. 

 

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2016

Total Time:  1 hour

Prep: 20mins

Yield: 16 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for baking pan
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 7 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped (1 1/3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons safflower or coconut oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan. Line with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides; butter parchment.
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt chocolate and butter with oil. Remove from heat. Add both sugars and whisk 10 seconds. Add eggs and whisk vigorously until glossy and smooth, 45 seconds. Using a rubber spatula, stir in dry ingredients. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan, smoothing top with spatula.
  1. Bake until set and a tester inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes, then remove using parchment; let cool completely on rack before cutting into squares. Brownies can be stored in an airtight container up to 2 days.