It took several attempts to get to the fudgy texture I wanted. What I figured out was that a lot of has to do with the technique of mixing the batter. I would normally throw everything in a bowl and mix it untilit was smooth. Each time I did that, I ended up with a cakey, chewy brownie, like my recipe I have linked above.
Put the brown sugar, regular sugar, melted butter, and vegetable oil in a bowl. Use a whisk to stir it together. Stir it for a minute to combine it well. The color will lighten up slightly as you whisk it.
Next, add the eggs and vanilla. Continue whisking it for another minute and it will continue to lighten in color.
Last, we are going to fold in the dry ingredients- the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. You don’t want to stir it in! Folding in the ingredients will keep from too much air forming in the mix, which would allow the brownies to rise and get rid of that fudgy texture.
Folding in means using a rubber spatula and making a folding motion to mix the ingredients. To try to put it into words, you will start with the spatula at the bottom of the bowl, then lift it gently up and over. Think of how a tidal wave moves- that’s the same motion you will use while folding.
Fold in the dry ingredients until they are just mixed in.Don’t mix it past the combination of all the ingredients.
Prepare your pan (I use a 10x10 pan, but you can use a 9x9,or a 9x13) by either lining it with parchment paper or spraying it well with nonstick spray. Pour the brownie batter in and spread it out evenly. Then you can top your brownies with your favorite topping! I love chocolate chips on mine, but you can also add nuts to the top if you like.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. To tell if they are done, stick a toothpick into the center of the brownies. It won’t come out clean, but it should come out with some batter and some crumbs. If it just looks like batter on the toothpick, bake it for another 5 minutes until you can stick the toothpick in and see some crumbs come out.
Let it cool completely before cutting and serving.
Enjoy your delicious fudgy brownies!
Chocolate fudgy brownies are a staple in any recipe book, and this recipe can be your go to brownie recipe!
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