Best Ever Chocolate Brownies

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
55 min

Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter an 8 by 8-inch square pan and set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and bring it to just below a boil. Place the chopped chocolate in a large bowl. Pour in the hot butter and let stand for 30 seconds. Stir until completely melted. Sift in the sugar and cocoa powder. Beat in the mascarpone, eggs, and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Gently fold the flour and salt into the batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

Spread the warm ganache over the brownies. Allow the ganache to set completely before cutting into squares.

Ganache:

6 ounces best-quality semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

6 tablespoons heavy cream

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Place the chocolate in a large mixing bowl and set aside. Bring the cream and butter to just below boiling point in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour the hot mixture over the chocolate and let stand for 30 seconds. Stir the mixture until smooth.

The ganache should be used for spreading while warm.


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I feel if your going to give a recipe the title of best ever, it better knock your socks off. To be honest it has good flavor, but should be in a cake category. By no means is this a brownie it does not have the gooey chewy affect a brownie should have. If you are looking for a good dessert with a side off ice cream this would qualify. Otherwise don't make if your expecting to have brownies, you may be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sheesh, these were the strangest brownies I've ever eaten. They definitely had a great dark chocolate taste but they were light and pretty dry. I like somewhat dense and very moist brownies and these just weren't that. Any brownie worth its salt should not need a layer of stuff on top so I didn't make the ganache and I'm not sure it would have helped the dryness anyway. I think they are a long way from being the "best ever chocolate brownie". item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved these! They are so moist! I didnt put the cheese in because I didn't have any but I still loved them! I actually microwaved them for 10 minutes, and they turned so delicious! I am definitely making these again, soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best ever chocolate brownie I reckon ! Made this brownie and everyone loved it. Very chocolaty and moist. Added 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts. Do ensure to let the cake set before cutting; Serve with fresh raspberry, vanilla ice-cream and drizzle of caramel sause...you can imagine how happy and pleased my guests were when they ate the brownies... :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are very dark choclate. Which I love. They are like a cross between fudge candy & cake. They were very easy to make. I will make them again & again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know why people are giving this recipe less than a 5 rating, maybe they don't know how to bake. I've made these several times with the ganache, and wherever I bring these babies they are all eaten up within minutes. I have yet to find a better brownie recipe. These rock! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i thought-and the rest of my co-workers agreed-they were fabulous, they were sooo chocolately, definitely not for kids but so ooey gooey delicious CHOCOLATE lovers brownie for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Otherwise, they would have been tasteless blocks of lead!!! Definitely NOT an Ina recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
nice soft and rich with chocalate item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good, very chocolatey, recipe that is ideal for people who have affinities to less sweet desserts. The only variation I used was to use dark chocolate cocoa in place of regular cocoa, but figure the result will generally be the same. The chocolate taste is very strong and enjoyable, but people who enjoy sweeter chocolate may not like this as much. However, for the true chocolate afficionado, it is a wonderful pleasure! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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