Everyday Cooking

Mollie's Brownies

March 25, 2013

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

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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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Written by: Jestei

The ratio of people to cake is too big.


AnnaVanLenten March 31, 2013
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!)
Blissful B. April 15, 2013
Anna, if you cook it longer (dry toothpick) it will be cakier.
Muse March 28, 2013
Absolutely perfect brownies...thank you for this recipe!
Blissful B. March 25, 2013
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.
Jestei March 26, 2013
DUZE @. March 25, 2013
I get what you're saying but if you have coeliac, the new fngled versions are more than welcome.
Jestei March 26, 2013
agreed. but my comment was more on the lack of the standard versions available here.
Marian B. March 25, 2013
I love the tell-tale ribbon of bliss! Thank you for defending the regular-old-brownie, Jenny.
Jestei March 26, 2013
it is a winner