As with all Flour's recipes, these brownies are delicious. I know it seems like I have featured tons of Joanne Chang's recipes on this site, but there are so many I haven't featured, this cookbook is worth every penny because everything in it is delicious. So buy it :) These are the perfect texture for brownies, and they have just the right chocolatey taste for me. The boys liked these so much, as did I. Aaron and I gave them a perfect 10, and the boys said they gave them a 9.5 :). Each brownie was 220 calories, and these are mostly chocolate, hence the intense in the name. Try these out, they are delicious and easy!!
5.5 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2.5 (I used just a little more) oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
14 T unsalted butter
2 c sugar
1 1/4 c flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
Heat the oven to 325. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan and set it aside. Melt together the chocolates and butter in the microwave, stirring frequently and don't let the chocolate burn. Set aside when smooth to cool slightly.
Place the eggs in a stand mixer, and whisk them on low speed, slowly adding in the sugar, then mixing for about 1 minute. With a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate mixture.
In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, then add those to the chocolate egg mixture. Fold in the flour. Spread in the prepare pan, then bake for about 30 minutes. Start checking at 20 minutes, these should still have moist crumbs when testing for doneness. Cool completely and then serve, I cut mine into 24 brownies.