Welcome back! It’s 2015 and a brand new year of fun and delicious Secret Recipe Club recipes. This is our first one of the New Year for Group A, and I’m excited to jump back in. And I jumped right back in with these deliciously, fudgy perfect brownies!
This month, the blog I had was Oreo’s and Cool Whip: Things I Make (For Dinner). In case you’ve never been to her blog, you totally need to go check out her About Page and learn why she chose her Oreo’s and Cool Whip name. I totally get it, and would have let the flame wars begin in much the same way. <wink>
As is completely usual every month, I agonize and make lists of all the possible recipes I could make. On our list this month were: Cheesy Bacon-Onion Pinwheels, Buffalo Chicken Lasagna, Margarita Donuts or Lemon-Scented Pull Apart Coffee Cake.
We finally decided to go with her Fudgy Brownies because they just sounded so good and she got them from Everyday Food from 2005 and I knew they had to be good. Plus, 2005 was a good year for me, and I thought it was significant. I made the most minor tweak in the world, by simply adding a cup of chocolate chips, because I had just that much I really needed to use in a recipe before they needed to be tossed. So I added them to this, and I’m seriously NOT sorry I did.
These were incredible. Rich, chocolaty flavor with that lovely fudgy texture. Moist, soft and utterly addicting. I loved the crunch from the nuts, and the sweet bites of melted chocolate inside.
This is an exceptional recipe and will be made again and again!
The Perfect Fudgy Brownie Recipe
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 8 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1-1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Line an 8" baking pan with parchment paper or foil. Spray the paper or foil with cooking spray or spread butter and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F.
- On the stove, melt chocolate and butter together. Stir constantly.
- Remove from heat once melted and add sugar and salt, stirring constantly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well to incorporate each. Add the flour and stir just until moistened. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth out with a spatula. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Set on wire rack to cool completely before removing from pan and cutting.