Every time I set out to create a new brownie recipe, I’m like there is no way this is going to be better than my last brownie recipe. And time and time again, yes way there is a way.
Case in point, these Secret Ingredient Bakery Style Fudge Brownies. They’ve got that stunning crackle crust that I just LOVE, and they’re, like, expensive rich.
You know, like they’re really rich. In flavor. Duh.
So let’s talk about what makes these brownies so rich and flavorful. It’s a secret ingredient you probably have in your pantry already.
Seriously, using a whole wheat flour makes these brownies so perfect. The slightest nuttiness imparts a deeper flavor than traditional all-purpose flour, making it my flour of choice in these brownies.
Now let’s talk specifics. I used Whole Wheat Flour from Bob’s Red Mill because it’s my favorite. And I’m SO RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to announce that this is the first in a series of posts we’re doing together this year.
Bob’s is such a fantastic company, and I couldn’t be more proud to work with them in 2018. Stay tuned for more awesome recipes together 🙂
But like for now, go make these brownies. Then tell everyone you got them from a bakery and watch them believe you because they’re that good.
- 1 1/4 cups salted butter
- 2 1/2 cups light brown sugar
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Flour
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 9"x9" pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and sugar. Microwave for 30 seconds, then remove and stir with a whisk. Repeat process 2 more times. Though granules of sugar will remain, the goal is to get the mixture to a glossy finish.
Allow mixture to cool slightly, then add in eggs one at a time, whisking in between each addition. Whisk until the mixture lightens in color slightly.
Add in cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Fold in flour until just combined.
Pour mixture into prepared baking pan and bake for roughly 45 minutes, testing for doneness by inserting a knife into the center of the brownies beginning at 40 minutes. It might take up to 55 minutes for them to cook through depending on your oven!