Gooey, Chewy, Homemade Brownies


Happy almost hump day!

We’re thinking positive today in this neck of the woods.

Probably because baking is on my mind.

How did your Monday workout go? I did an hour long “max interval” Insanity video and it totally kicked my butt.

I was sweating up a storm as I followed along with the stretching after the never ending warm up. Intense it was.

Remember the homemade brownies I referred to that I wanted to bribe Mr. Insanity with?

Well I thought I’d share the recipe with you because they turned out quite well and were made from scratch.

I found this recipe while perusing a few food blogs last week. Noticing that it is called “The Best Brownies in the World” it caught my attention and gave me a strong desire to make them at home and put it to the test. After all, there are few better desserts than a good, moist brownie.

The recipe is simple and very easy. See Kim Bee’s blog, Cravings of a Lunatic for the recipe I followed.

All you need is flour, semi-sweet chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate, sugar, eggs, salt, butter, and vanilla.

You line your pan with parchment paper, or grease all sides thoroughly if you’re like me and don’t have any on hand. (Lining your pan with parchment paper allows you to lift your brownies out of the pan for cooling to prevent them from continuing to cook in the hot pan, giving you gooey, soft brownies.)

Melt your unsweetened chocolate and butter on the stove until smooth. Remove from heat and then add the sugar and stir well. Add in beaten eggs and vanilla, stirring until smooth.

Then add in the chocolate chips, flour, and salt.

Pour into your pan and let it spread out evenly.

You’ll notice the batter bubble up a bit as you pour in it. Kim said she taps the pan to pop the bubbles, but that was not working so well for me so I decided I could live with them.

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool completely if you can. If not, just try not to burn your tongue!

I brought them to work with me, seeing that the Big Fisch can’t enjoy these sweet delights. I was told by one of the women that they truly are the best brownies she’s ever had!

I’ll let you decide for yourself what you think. My opinion? These were pretty darn good, but I think boxed brownies are pretty tough to top. I’ll always be a sucker for Ghirardelli brownies.

Enjoy! You’ve earned it. And so have you, Mr. Insanity man.