Weeknights with Jenny

Mollie's Brownies

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Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.

Today: Sometimes, a brownie just wants to be.

Mollie's Brownies

Friends, we need to have a talk about brownies. 

I understand your desire to make things gluten-free, and your burning need to involve vegetables or Amaretto. But people, sometimes a brownie just wants to be. A simple thing: some butter, some chocolate, some sugar, maybe a little vanilla if you’re feeling it. As Marlo Thomas once so eloquently implored: “Don’t dress your cat in an apron.” (Oh just ask someone over 40!) 

So kids, if you want to whip up a really fast weeknight brownie that is rich and delectable and simply out of this world, I highly recommend Mollie's Brownies

This recipe is classic in its proportions: lots of butter, less flour than some cake-ier versions but more than other classic versions, four large eggs. Heat your chocolate and butter over a low flame please. Let it cool a bit as your sugar and eggs come together in that tell-tale ribbon of bliss, then put the rest of it together and get it all in the pan. Test often so as to not over-bake. Take them to work. Make the world happy. 

Mollie's Brownies by BlissfulBaker

Serves 12-24, depending on how big you like your brownies

4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
12 tablespoons butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1½ cup flour

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

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Comments (11)


over 1 year ago AnnaVanLenten

Seeing the flour amount--is it possible that these brownies are cake-y rather than fudgy? (I'm on the hunt for a cake-y brownies!)


over 1 year ago Phoenix Helix

Anna, if you cook it longer (dry toothpick) it will be cakier.


over 1 year ago Muse

Absolutely perfect brownies...thank you for this recipe!


over 1 year ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Simple, straight forward brownies is just how I like them, What a wonderful recipe.


over 1 year ago Jestei

glad you like it!


over 1 year ago Phoenix Helix

I gasped when I saw this post & shouted, "Jenny made Mollies Brownies!" The fact that I shouted this to an empty house doesn't diminish my joy. My ancestor is a little more famous today.


over 1 year ago Jestei



over 1 year ago DUZE @BakingBackwards

I get what you're saying but if you have coeliac, the new fngled versions are more than welcome.


over 1 year ago Jestei

agreed. but my comment was more on the lack of the standard versions available here.


over 1 year ago Marian Bull

Marian is Food52's Associate Editor.

I love the tell-tale ribbon of bliss! Thank you for defending the regular-old-brownie, Jenny.


over 1 year ago Jestei

it is a winner