A recipe for 5-Ingredient Brownies takes away all the excuses for not making brownies for the family, bake sale or just for yourself. A quick mix together and about half an hour in the oven and you'll be in brownie heaven.
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
8ouncessemi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF and grease an 8-inch cake pan with butter.
Melt the butter and chocolate together in a double boiler, or carefully in the microwave. Set aside to cool.
Beat the eggs and sugar together in a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer, until it reaches the ribbon stage (the eggs fall from the beater in one solid line like a ribbon). Add the salt and beat well. Drizzle in the cooled chocolate mixture.
Stir the flour into the mixture just until no streaks of flour can be seen. Try not to over-mix at this stage.
Transfer the batter to the greased cake pan, smoothing out the surface.
Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out relatively clean.
Let the brownies cool completely in the pan. Then, remove the brownies from the pan, cut into squares and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.