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Best Homemade Brownies Recipe

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1 hour 15 mins
Vadim Rachok
21.12.2023
06.02.2024
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Chocolate brownies are a mouthwatering chocolate dessert that much love for their rich, delicious flavor. Baking homemade brownies is always a good idea. This classic dessert never fails to please and is the best option for any occasion. 

Chocolate brownies are a timeless delight, and this recipe, with the added touch of nuts, takes them to a whole new level. The combination of rich dark chocolate, the crunch of nuts, and the fudgy texture makes these brownies truly irresistible. A perfect treat for any chocolate lover!

This chocolate brownie recipe calls for the addition of nuts. They add a satisfying crunch and nutty flavor to the cake. If you are a fan of chocolate desserts, you should make this brownie. The recipe is simpler than you think. Let’s make it together!

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How to Make Brownies

The homemade chocolate brownie recipe is super easy. You will need basic ingredients and follow simple steps. 

Brownie Ingredients

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Chocolate brownie recipe calls for these ingredients:

  • Dark Chocolate – Use 72 percent dark chocolate to contribute to the brownie’s fudgy texture and rich flavor.
  • Butter – It is better to use 82 percent butter in this recipe to create a smoother cake texture.
  • Cocoa – Adds a dark color and flavor to the brownie.
  • Wheat flour – Gives the brownies their texture and helps bind the ingredients together.
  • Sugar – Adds sweetness and balances the bittersweet flavor of the chocolate.
  • Chicken eggs – Add richness and help texture the brownies.
  • Salt – Balances the sweetness of the dessert.
  • Nuts – Use the nut mix to give the brownies a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.

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How to Make Homemade Brownies

Here’s a step-by-step instruction for making chocolate brownie:

  1. To make the batter, melt chocolate in a water bath. Then add butter and salt and mix well until smooth.
  2. Beat the eggs with sugar until frothy. 
  3. Then add flour and stir until just combined. 
  4. Add cocoa and mix again. Add the mix of nuts. 
  5. Pour in the chocolate and mix well together.
  6. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Pour in the batter and spread evenly to a thickness of 3-4 cm. 
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 320 degrees F (160 C) for 20 minutes.
  8. Let the brownie cool for 15 minutes. Cut with a wet knife.

How to Tell If Brownies Are Done

The brownies are fully baked when the top appears dry and the edges start to separate from the pan.

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How Long Do Brownies Last?

Brownies will normally be kept for about 3 to 4 days at room temperature when stored in an airtight container. You can store them in the refrigerator, which will keep them fresh for up to a week. If you freeze the brownies, they will keep for 2 to 3 months.

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Recipe Tips

  • It’s crucial not to overbake brownies, as they can become overly dry. It’s better to take them out of the oven a bit early. Keep in mind that they will continue to set as they cool down.
  • It’s better to let brownies cool before eating. This allows their flavors to fully develop, resulting in a rich and delicious taste. That’s why it’s best to wait before enjoying them.
  • Use a wet knife to cut the brownie. This will produce cleaner, neater slices.

Like any dessert with sugar in its composition, this brownie contains a considerable amount of simple carbohydrates combined with saturated fats, which is not beneficial for health, youth, and beauty. However, apart from sugar, all the ingredients in this recipe form a decent macronutrient composition. If you stick to the recommended portion of this dessert (as you can see, it's quite small), you can indulge in it without significant harm to your health and figure. This brownie is not meant to be eaten in large quantities but rather to savor even a small piece, enjoying the rich chocolate taste and the aroma of baking. But if you want to prepare a healthier alternative to this brownie, simply replace the sugar with a non-caloric sugar substitute (a blend of stevia and erythritol, for example, works perfectly).

Jenny Dobrynina
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Best Homemade Brownies Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
The best homemade brownie recipe. Classic rich, yummy dessert!
how to make Brownies
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 brownies
The ingredients you need:
4,5 ounces (125 gr) Dark chocolate (72 percent)
4,5 ounces (125 gr) Butter (82 percent)
1 ounce (30 gr) Cocoa
1 ounce (30 gr) Wheat flour
3,5 ounces (100g) Sugar
2 pcs Chicken eggs
0,07 ounces (2 gr) Salt
1 ounce (30 gr) Nuts (mix)
Let’s start !
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1. Preheat the oven to 3320 degrees F (160 C).

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2. Melt chocolate in a water bath, add butter and salt; mix until smooth.

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3. Beat the eggs with sugar until frothy. Then add flour; stir until just combined. Add cocoa; mix again. Add nuts. Pour in the chocolate and mix well. 

4

4. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Pour in the batter and spread evenly to a thickness of 3-4 cm.

5

5. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes.

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6. Let the brownie cool for 15 minutes. Cut with a wet knife.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Calories: 183
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g12%
Saturated Fat 5g27%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 110mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 21g 
Protein 2g 
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg4%
Potassium 60mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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To elevate the texture and flavor of your brownies, try adding a pinch of instant coffee to the melted chocolate. Coffee enhances the richness of chocolate and adds depth to the overall taste, making your brownies even more decadent and indulgent.

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