Good Housekeeping's Fudgy Brownies

Before attempting baked-from-scratch brownies, I always used to rely on baked-from-box brownies as a way to please my brownie cravings. For a good part of my life, I thought brownies couldn't get better than the ones that came from the Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge brownie mix. They were so good, and so chewy, and so fudgy that honestly, I thought that non-mix brownies would never live up to that pedestal. So, one day, I drove to the closest Barnes & Noble and I bought 2 brownie books. For this week's 2 brownie posts, I'll only be using 1 of the books. For next week's posts, expect to see recipes from the 2 books I was able to find :) Unfortunately, once again, the humidity/fog took control of my camera's lens and the picture didn't come out very nice, but what can I do? I can't fight with mother nature!

Today's recipe is Good Housekeeping's Fudgy Brownies. According to the authors of Good Housekeeping: Brownies!, "Ultrarich with lots of deep, dark chocolate flavor, these brownies are fabulous with or without the praline topping (Steph Side Note: The praline topping variation will be the next brownie post, so stay tuned!). For a moist, fudgy texture, do not overbake."

Good Housekeeping's Fudgy Brownies
*makes 24 brownies*

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup salted butter
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
5 large eggs, beaten

1) Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 13" by 9" baking pan. In small bowl, with wire whisk, mix flour and salt.
2) In heavy 4-quart saucepan, melt butter and unsweetened and semisweet chocolates over low heat, stirring frequently, until smooth. Remove from heat. With wooden spoon, stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; stir until well mixed. Stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture just until blended. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
3) Bake until toothpick inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
4) When cool, cut lengthwise into 4 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 6 pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per brownie):
Calories 202, Calories from Fat 97, Total Fat 10.7g, Saturated Fat 6.3g, Cholesterol 59mg, Sodium 106mg, Total Carbohydrates 26.2g, Dietary Fiber 1.2g, Sugars 19.4g, Protein 2.9g


  1. oh so decadent! wish i had some right now. Glorious brownies! :)

  2. Is it that foggy in Florida? I hope not! I'm going to Orlando in a couple of weeks.

    I'll take a home-made brownie over a box-mix brownie any day! When I make them myself I substitute a good amount of semisweet chocolate for milk chocolate. It makes them slightly less chocolate-y. I'm not such a chocolate-lover. (though I couldn't live without it :P)

    1. It's not the Florida's foggy. It's just that when you step outside from a cold house to a humid outdoors, the camera lens fogs up because of the change of temperature hehehe You're going to Orlando??? Are you going to Disney?? I'm the same way... I'm not a hardcore chocolate-lover, but I definitely can't live without it =)