Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies

Okay, so I have been going crazy with the brownie recipes lately.

I went from not having any classic brownie recipes on the blog to baking up three different types in such a short amount of time.

It’s because I have been on a search.

For the ultimate brownie.

My idea of the ultimate brownie is fudgyness, chewiness, gooeyness, chocolateyness. I am well aware that hardly any of those adjectives are actually words, but that is how I would describe my ultimate brownie.

Basically, I am looking for the texture of these Nutella brownies, but in classic brownie form.

My pecan brownies had a great chocolate chip, pecan and coffee combination but were a little too cakey for my liking.

The classic brownies I baked most recently were almost there. They were chocolate-y, chewy, moist, and, well, very classic.

But I wanted deeper flavour, I wanted more of a fudge.

And these are it.

They make a small, dense, chocolate-y, fudgy batch of rich brownies. Almost like the texture of a flourless chocolate cake, these are delicious. And I threw in some chocolate chips for good measure.


Adapted from Alice Medrich’s Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy

300g semisweet chocolate (11 oz)
60g unsalted butter (4 tbsp, 2 oz)
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp plain flour (60g, 1.75 oz)
1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

Preheat to oven to 180 C and line a 8 inch square pan or 9 inch round springform tin with foil, dull side up.

Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl placed over a pot of simmering water. Stir until the mixture is melted and smooth.

Remove the bowl from the water. Stir in the sugar, salt and vanilla.

Add one egg and mix until it is completely incorporated. Repeat with the other egg.

Stir in the flour and beat the batter with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Stir in the chocolate chips, if using.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a skewer comes out with moist crumbs. Serves 16.

19 Thoughts on “Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies

  1. Gabriela on March 27, 2012 at 7:14 am said:

    I don’t usually comment on anything, but I’ve just baked this brownie and I simply had to write it: THIS IS THE BEST BROWNIE EVER. It’s totally magnificent. I love its texture, and it’s so easy to make. However, I replaced chocolate chips (as they’re impossible to get in Poland) with cut and slightly dry-roasted almonds. All in all, brownies are delicious and I’m most definitely adding this site to my favourites!

    • Dzieki Gabi :-)
      I know how hard it is to find some baking ingredients, such as proper brown sugar, in Poland!
      You don’t have to use chocolate chips at all, or you could always chop up a block of chocolate, but the almonds sound great.
      I’m very glad you liked them!

      • Gabriela on March 27, 2012 at 7:41 pm said:

        I thought about chopping chocolate (as it’s what I always do when chocolate chips are involved) but I thought “Hey, I want something hard in soft cookies”. The effect is really great, I’m definitely using some of your recipes in the future. My friend already signed up for trying these little apple pies of yours. 😀

        • Yeah i sometimes find chopped chocolate better than chips, because it actually melts, whereas chocolate chips are made NOT to melt!
          And I’m so glad you’ll be trying out some of my recipes :-) the little apple pies are delicious, my Mum’s FAVOURITE! (and she’s Polish!)

  2. Gabriela on March 29, 2012 at 7:31 am said:

    Hey, how come chocolate chips do not melt? I was always fascinated by the fact that they stay in the same shape, at first I though you added them near the end of the baking process!
    I hope that my friends will like these apple pies but, judging from the brownie I simply cannot stop stuffing my face with, I bet they will. You’re totally awesome, I love you for this brownie, true story. 😀

    • Hey Gabi,
      They put something in them that stops them from melting so they keep their shape. It’s kind of gross when I think about it like that!
      I’m glad you like the brownies! I have another brownie post coming soon which is possibly even better, so you’ll have to try them too! :-)

      • Gabriela on March 30, 2012 at 2:42 am said:

        If they’re even better, count me in. 😀 I need to finish of this brownies today, though, as I want to bake something new over the weekend. 😀 I need to look through your blog to find something fancy enough to justify my not doing my homework and baking instead. 😛

        • Haha I’m sure you’ll have no problem finishing the brownies! And I always used to do that too; procrastinate by baking instead of writing essays. Story of my life! Let me know what you choose!

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  4. wow, your brownie looks absolutely delicious! :)

  5. Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids :)
    I also like the below brownie recipe.

    Thanks for sharing,

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  7. Lucy Watmough on February 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm said:

    Hi there, what kinf of sugar do you use? Castar or brown? Thankyou :-) love your blog by the way! xxx

  8. Karla Robertson on April 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm said:

    I made these last week and your caramel slice and they were a huuuuuuge hit! I’m about to make some more again and also a white chocolate version too :-) Thanks heaps! Delish!

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