FRIENDS! I’ve had a major discovery today, that will change our lives for the better.
I have discovered the best brownie recipe ever.
It’s so good, and easy and even gluten free (so everyone can enjoy it!).
And I’ve come here to share it with you. Please make this soon and share it with a friend.
Chocolate Velvet Brownies
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids), coarsely chopped.
6 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
1 Cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 Cup cornstarch
4 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1. Preheat oven to 325′. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang at each end and butter the exposed sides.
2. Place chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl set over a pot with 1/2-inch simmering water. Stir chocolate until completely melted, smooth and glossy. While warm, stir in sugar and salt. Let stand 3-5 minutes to cool slightly.
3. Meanwhile, sift together cornstarch, cocoa powder and baking powder in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
4. Add vanilla extract to slightly cooled chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Stir in eggs, one at a time, using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until well incorporated. Add cornstarch mixture and stir into chocolate mixture until blended and smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until slightly puffed, shiny and cracked at the surface, about 25 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and let cool completely. Refrigerate at least one hour before cutting into squares.
**It is important to let these totally cool. Because there is no flour in them, they really need to set properly before you cut into squares.
I think these would make for a perfect Valentine’s day dessert. You could add some powdered sugar on top, or serve them with ice cream.