Year of Baking: Flour’s Intense Chocolate Brownies

In case you are new to the blog, check out weeks one and two of the year of baking.

For week three, I went back to the Flour cookbook. I was having a major chocolate craving, you know the girl kind, TMI oh well.

I was immediately struck by the Intense Chocolate Brownie recipe.

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If you read the description in the book Chang talks about finding the right balance between dry brownies and thick dense brownies. I have to say, I have made my fair share of brownies. Box mix and from scratch, and these so far are my absolute favorites.

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She got the balance perfectly, although a part of the baking (as with any baking recipe) is knowing your oven. When a time is given you want to make sure you know if your oven cooks fast or slow. Mine cooks a bit slower (so far) and so I checked the brownies at 5 minute intervals to make sure that they were not going to be overdone.

I waited not so patiently for the brownies to cool, and Nick, B and I dug in.

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These will be my go-to brownies for a long time to come. They were nice and chewy, but not too fudge, and they were not dry. Perfection. Even B loved them.

So far this has been my favorite recipe of the year of baking, and no that’s not the PMS talking.

What’s your favorite brownie recipe?

I am linking up with Jenn of Peas & Crayons for this wonderful WIAW


14 thoughts on “Year of Baking: Flour’s Intense Chocolate Brownies

  1. These look yummy. I tried to bake a vegan brownie for the superbowl this weekend and it turned out horrible. Sometimes you just gotta make them just like mom would!

    • Of course, I actually haven’t had them for awhile – I do find they are usually to dry. It is wonderful & bad that this recipe is in my house.

  2. Ohhhh yes, I LOVE brownies and the fact that you call these “intense” definitely perked my ears up. I love chocolate. so yeah, that would be perfect. The photo of your little boy is so cute too, he seems to be enjoying that brownie too!

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