Chocolate! Well, what else can I say....
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups dutch process cocoa
1/2 teaspoon of salt if using salted butter 1 teaspoon if using unsalted
1 ts baking powder
1 tbs vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Melt the butter over medium heat in at least a saucepan. Add the sugar. Whisk or stir until melted, hot and shiny but not bubbling. This will make for a shiny crust.
After you have reached a shiny and smooth sugar mixture, turn off the heat. At this point you may transfer to another bowl, I don't, but you can.
Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla.
Add the eggs and mix until very smooth and creamy.
Stir in the flour and chips. I started using a spatula to finish it off, a whisk won't work well at this point.
Spoon out and smooth out the brownie mix into your lightly buttered pan.
Bake at 350 for about forty five minutes.
Before you remove them, make sure the sides and middle are set, not dry but not raw either.
A toothpick inserted will come out with crumbs it's not a cake, it's brownies. It's not supposed to be dry.
After five minutes of cooling loosen the sides with a butter knife. This prevents the brownies from sinking in the middle. Cool completely before cutting.