Brownies are hands down a favorite treat for many. However I have found that people who like brownies either like them fudgy or cake like, not both. I personally love them fudgy, I mean if I want cake I will make a cake.
Many years ago I was introduced to a fudgy brownie that was actually called "baked fudge". My husband's godfather had a restaurant for 40 years and this "baked fudge" was made daily and served with homemade ice cream, and hot fudge, the ultimate sundae. He told me the recipe came from Bon Appetite magazine but I have never been able to locate it.
2 cups of white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup 60% chocolate chocolate chips
1/4 tsp. instant espresso powder or instant coffee
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 9 x 13" pan with cooking spray and set aside. Combine, sugar, brown sugar,salt, cocoa powder, and flour in a large bowl. Add eggs, vanilla, the melted butter, vegetable oil and water. Stir until combined. Add both kinds of chocolate chips and stir. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Do not over bake.
This "baked fudge" is basically a very fudgy brownie, moist and fudgy on the inside with a slightly crunchy top. The addition of the two different chocolate chips makes them perfect.
We eat them plain and we also make brownies sundaes out of them, they are a little rich but hey, we aren't eating them everyday.
I hope that you try this baked fudge and then come back and let me know what you think. I would love to know if you liked it.
Have a great day.