how to: a really good brownie

by darraugh collins in ,


I've made a gazillion different brownie recipes in my years of baking, and it always amazes me how many different recipes exist. Just when I say I've found my favorite brownie recipe - I discover another. So, here's one I made the other night that is delicious. This is a chewy and fairly crispy brownie on the outside with a soft center. The sea salt gives it a nice good-salty (it's a technical term) note. It might look "wet" like it's not cooked, but it is, and it's real-l-l-l-l-l-y good.

A Really Good Brownie

1 cup coconut oil (melted)
2 cups raw sugar
4 organic eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup natural cocoa (I used Navitas Organic Raw Cacao Powder)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tsp sea salt (I used Celtic Sea Salt)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli 60%)


Melt coconut oil if it has solidified. Pour into a bowl (electric mixer or by hand) and add sugar, eggs until well combined. Mix in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in separate bowl. Add to mixer in two batches, and mix just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread in 9 inch square pan (I actually used a springform pan this time to try out. Makes a nice presentation if you want to do pie wedges instead of squares). Bake at 350 degrees until puffed and set (was about 40 minutes for me).