Sunday, July 25, 2010

Alton Brown's Cocoa Browines

I have to say, I have never been a fan of Alton Brown, that was until I started watching Good Eats. I have come to love his show, but just because his recipes look good, and easy, but also because unlike some of the other Network stars, he actually explains why you want to use certain ingredients over others. To me that's wonderful because I makes me feel like he wants "us" at home to get the best results possible.

This recipe is so simple and the final product is so good. I don't know about the rest of you, but I could always tell the difference between a boxed brownie and a brownie that was homemade. I moisture, the taste, and even the texture are so much better in a brownie that was made at home. I hope you all give this a try, I know that like myself, you wouldn't be disappointed. Happy Baking!

Recipe Alton Brown:


Soft butter, for greasing the pan
Flour, for dusting the buttered pan
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar, sifted
1 cup brown sugar, sifted
8 ounces melted butter
1/4 cups cocoa, sifted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup of chocolate chips (I added this because the person I was making them for is a chocolate lover)


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Butter and flour an 13x9 pan.

In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow.

Add both sugars, and then add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine.

Then with a wooden spoon fold in chocolate chips until well combined

Pour the batter into a greased and floured pan and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, cooking time will vary depending on ones oven and also the pan that you use. (Glass pan and stoneware will take longer to bake).

Check for doneness with a toothpick by inserting toothpick into the center of the pan.

Once the brownies are done the toothpick will come out clean.

When it's done, remove to a rack to cool.

Cut when cool.


  1. I love homemade brownies! These sound delicious. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. i love alton brown! looks good, i don't think i've tried these & i need to!