Have you noticed a pattern yet?
I am not a huge sweets person. If I had to guess, I'd say about 80 % of my posts consist of savory foods. Which is so funny because growing up, I LOVED to bake. Still, I don't mind it but I'd much rather spend my time cooking (which does not often require exact measurements) than baking (which does).
With that being said, I do love me a good chocolate brownie! Through the years, I've tried many recipes and much to my dismay, they all turned out not to be the recipe... until I made these.
Shiran from Pretty. Simple. Sweet. posted this Thomas Keller recipe on her page a few months ago and I just knew that these would be in my future someday... or in my belly! She is pretty much the master of sweets so any recipe she posts, I trust that it will be amazing. And boy, did these deliver
Of course her brownies look a lot better than mine. That is probably because I barely waited 10 minutes for them to cool before cutting. I knew I had to take pictures before we could devour them with a glass of milk and patience was not on my side.
On a side note, the final countdown is on. In almost one week we will be saying our goodbyes to Cleveland and moving down to Arlington. I am excited, anxious, sad and happy all at one time. I think we are going to love it, but that doesn't make leaving family and friends any easier. I'm even getting a little choked up as I write this...
But it's nothing that a chocolate brownie can't fix ;)
Thomas Keller Ad Hoc Brownies
3/4 cup flour
1 cup dutch-processed/dark cocoa powder
3 sticks unsalted butter, cut into 1-tablespoon pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small shards
Powdered sugar for dusting