A couple weekends ago (yes, time has been flying!), I was in the mood for a chocolate treat. I didn’t feel like making a cookie and I would be having cake the following weekend (A post about that is coming later). I settled on brownies.
Luckily, the Magnolia Bakery Handbook has some wonderful brownie recipes. I decided to make the simple and basic Double Chocolate Brownies. These are a great brownie. Not too cakey, the right amount of fudgy, and very chocolatey. I felt like I died and went to chocolate heaven!
Plus, they were really easy to make. No stand mixer required!
This recipe makes a big batch and since they are so rich you can cut them into smaller pieces. That way they’ll last longer plus it’ll make you feel less guilty when you eat four or five smaller pieces. I may be speaking from experience.
While these were very tasty and easy to make. The baking process was a bit challenging. I didn’t think the dead middle of the pan fully baked so I sacrificed some brownies. But you live and learn. I rather err on the side of caution when it comes to under-baked desserts.
I will totally make these again and in fact, I will at some point. They serve as the base for the Billionaire Brownies later in the cookbook.