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Best Ever Cocoa Brownies

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10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks, 5 ounces or 141 grams) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups (9 7/8 ounces, 280 grams) sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (2 7/8 ounces, 82 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process)
1/4 teaspoon salt (or a heaping 1/4 teaspoon flaky salt)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, cold
1/2 cup (66 grams, 2 3/8 ounces) all-purpose flour
2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces (optional)

Best Ever Cocoa Brownies


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Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or foil, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides.


Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in a medium heatproof bowl and set the bowl in a wide skillet of simmering water (I set my bowl on top of a pot, base not touching the water, like a double boiler). Stir from time to time until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth and hot enough that you want to remove your finger fairly quickly after dipping it in to test. Remove the bowl from the skillet and set aside briefly until the mixture is only warm, not hot. It looks fairly gritty at this point but don't fret - it smooths out once the eggs and flour are added.


Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon (I used a silicon spatula). Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one. When the batter looks thick, shiny and well blended, add the flour and stir until you cannot see it any longer, then beat vigorously for 40 strokes with the wooden spoon or a rubber spatula. Stir in the nuts, if using. Spread evenly in the lined pan.


Bake until a toothpick plunged into the center emerges slightly moist with batter, 20 to 25 minutes. (Mine takes about 21-22 minutes at 300F as I use the convection setting.) Let cool completely on a rack. Flash freeze or fridge it before cutting to get cleaner lines.


Lift up the ends of the parchment or foil liner and transfer the brownie to a cutting board. Cut into 16 or 25 squares.


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