|I didn't send any of the ice cream, I thought it might not ship well... ;-)|
Grease two 8X8 pans and heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then pull out these ingredients:
- 10-12 ounce bag of chocolate chips/pieces. I use milk chocolate.
- 2 1/2 cubes salted butter. (You can use unsalted but you will want to add 1/4 tsp salt)
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 6 eggs
- 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 cups flour
Over gentle heat melt the butter and chocolate chips together... you can also use the microwave but I happen to not own one at the moment. Let this mixture cool a bit. Meanwhile:
Beat your eggs, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla together. Add your melted chocolate/butter and mix well.
Mix the flour in by hand, but don't overmix it, or the brownies won't be as soft.
You want it to be a little bit streaky (more than my batter in this picture):
Pour your batter into your pans
And smooth the top (or don't, it doesn't make a lot of difference)
Then bake in your preheated oven for 38-45 minutes, until you can stick a knife it and it isn't batter anymore. You should still get sticky crumbs, just nothing runny.
Now eat 'em! They are good warm or cold, but they tend to get a little dried out if you leave them out, so keep them tightly sealed until they disappear. They will probably last a couple weeks on the counter (if you don't eat them first) or they freeze beautifully and will last for months. This recipe can be easily halved if two pans is too much. You can also put it all in one larger pan, but you will want to lower the heat to 325 degrees and cook it for about 10 more minutes. Here is the recipe all in one spot: