When baking, I have this never-ending conundrum.
Yes, brownies are HEAVEN with 5 eggs, 4 sticks of butter and 3 cups of sugar…
But, I just can’t do to you (and me) and feel good about it.
So, this recipe strikes a compromise.
Now that we’ve worked THAT one out, let’s chat cakey, fudgy and chewy. Here is a GREAT article I found that explains the difference in brownies.
Hey! Let’s play a game. Make these brownies and tell me if they fall into the cakey, fudgy or chewy category.
So why are they #Boxonboxonbox Brownies? Because I made them for a friend who was in the middle of moving. You should too!
Last game, can you spot the fork holes?!
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cocoa powder
1 cup almond milk
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. table salt
1/2 tsp. instant coffee granules
3 large eggs
1-1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup Nutella
1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of a 9×13-inch straight-sided metal baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, leaving about a 2-inch overhang on the short sides. Lightly butter the foil.
2. Melt the butter.
3. Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth, 1 minute. Add the sugar and salt, and whisk until well blended.
4. Whisk in the instant coffee granules and then the eggs, until just blended.
5. Sprinkle the flour over the batter and stir with a rubber spatula until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
7. Drop the Nutella by tablespoons evenly over the top and, using a knife or small spatula, swirl into the batter.
8. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with small bits of brownie sticking to it, 35 to 45 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool the brownies completely in the pan on a rack, about 3 hours.
9. When the brownies are cool, use the foil overhang to lift them from the pan. Invert onto a cutting board and carefully peel away the foil. Flip again and cut into 24 squares. Serve immediately or wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 1 month.
“Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. “