Budge's Brownies
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) Land-O-Lakes lightly salted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • confectioner’s sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 300º. Grease and flour an 8” x 8” baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Microwave the chocolate and butter together until melted. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. Place eggs and pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Mix on low speed for 20 seconds. Add sugar. Mix on low until combined. While the mixer is on, add ½ of the chocolate mixture. Combine. Add ½ of the flour mixture. Alternate again until the remaining chocolate and flour mixture have been thoroughly incorporated. Add vanilla.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Place on cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes. Take a very thin, sharp knife and cut into 16 or 20 brownies. Do not cut all the way through as the brownies are too hot, but if you do not partially cut at this point then you will have a crumbled top later on.
  6. Dust the top with confectioners’ sugar. Cool completely before cutting and serving.
  7. Betsy’s Tidbit:
  8. As the Boner household has a major conflict on what the true definition of the perfect brownie is (too mushy, too dry!) you will need to adjust the temperature accordingly. When I make the brownies for Budge I turn the oven to approximately 310º to 315º, which still allows his sister Lia to enjoy one or two mushy brownies from the center. When I make the brownies for Lia I turn the oven to approximately 285º to 290º which allows Budge to enjoy a couple of the outside brownies. May this be your biggest challenge on your search for perfection!!!
Recipe by Desserts Required at https://www.dessertsrequired.com/budges-brownies