People ask “what do we do to our brownies?” Why do they taste so delectable? To start, we like using two types of sugar, brown and white. Yes, sugar makes things sweet, but it also adds moisture, particularly brown sugar which creates a chewier texture. We also use unsweetened Belgian chocolate as our base for a more fudgy and creamy mouth feel. Our goal is to always find a way to make something that is generally good, great.
Start with quality ingredients: pure butter, fresh eggs, the best chocolate and/or cocoa powder you can afford. If you are making something vegan, the same applies to your butter and egg alternatives. I know this sounds crazy, but cocoa powder should have a deep chocolate aroma…if it doesn’t it’s either not fresh or select a different brand.
If ingredients get too pricey, and your recipe calls for chocolate inclusions, reduce the quantity or weight of the inclusions. For example, if your recipe calls for 4 ounces of chocolate chips, use 2 or 3 ounces.
And, if you have a basic brownie or blondie recipe that you love), you can create the extraordinary from the ordinary! Before baking your brownies try folding in butterscotch, mint, or peanut butter chips; or topping with coconut flakes, sprinkles, marshmallow cream or nuts. Enjoy the contrast in texture and flavor. We’d love to see your results! Send us an image by posting it on IG or TikTok and tagging us @delusciouscookies. We will repost your results on our page.
Remember that DeLuscious Cookies are always here in a pinch if your baking goes south or you simply don’t have time to prepare a homemade treat. Rest assured, our goodies taste homemade, so who’s to know? We say, plate them as though you’ve baked them. If you are in the local LA area we offer delivery, pick up and if you are just outside of our delivery area, we ship locally, nationally, and internationally.
In homage to Katherine Hepburn, we’re attaching her recipe for your fabulous home bakers.
Yield: 12 brownies
1⁄2 cup cocoa or 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1⁄2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup sugar
1⁄4 cup flour
1 cup chopped or broken-up walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch of salt
Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Melt butter in saucepan with cocoa (or chocolate) and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, nuts and salt. Add to the cocoa-butter mixture. Stir until just combined.
Pour into a greased 8 x 8-inch-square pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Do not overbake; the brownies should be gooey. Let cool, then cut into bars.