I was feeling the need for a good brownie this weekend, especially after I saw a post about it over at Bash!....I don't have the BAKED cookbook yet (it's still in the shopping cart) and so I decided to go with the Perfect Brownies recipe from Martha Stewart... I have to be honest, the only thing I really stick to on that recipe, though, are the ingredients- everything else I have mixed up.
Here is how I do it: Melt chocolate and butter together, add brown sugar, wait until cool, add eggs (use all 3), beat until smooth, add flour and baking powder- mix until just combined- pour in 9x9 greased+floured pan, bake for 45 minutes....though I start checking at 40 minutes and try not to overcook it. Here is the important part- just like the other BAKED and Bash! comments- you have to let the brownies sit for a good amount of time (I baked the brownies Saturday evening and cut them Sunday mid-morning.....it requires patience, but it is worth it! CAUTION: These brownies are so rich that you really can't have more than like a 1 1/2" x 2" piece in a sitting- and I love sweets, so that says something..And, yeah, no nuts in my brownies either!