Simple Fudgy Brownies #SundaySupper

We just returned from 2 weeks in Switzerland with a couple days in the Italian lakes district and here it is Father’s Day.  A super easy, yet rich chocolate dessert was in order and I turned to these Simple Fudgy Brownies adapted from Alice Medrich.

Simple Fudgy Brownies | An unusual technique to make the fudgiest brownies ever!

Simple Fudgy Brownies

Sleep deprivation and fancy, complicated desserts are not a good mix. When I asked the hubby what he wanted for Father’s Day, he replied, “Beer and Mousse.” Knowing him, beef was expected, too.  As usual, I took liberty with his suggestion and decided on these super rich brownies for dessert. I discovered them in 2010, coincidentally after we arrived home from a family trip to Italy. Brownies and chocolate chip cookies are my go to desserts when the brain is fried. There are never any complaints.Simple Fudgy Brownies | An unusual technique to make the fudgiest brownies ever!

Unusual Technique

This Alice Medrich inspired recipe is unusual as the brownies are baked at 400° for only 20 minutes before being plunged into an ice bath. Weird, huh? But don’t knock ’em till you bake ’em! They’re an irresistible cross between brownies and fudge! Plus, they’re perfect for the chocoholic in your life!Simple Fudgy Brownies | An unusual technique to make the fudgiest brownies ever!

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Simple Fudgy Brownies

Serves 16 brownies     adjust servings

Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Dense, simple fudgy brownies adapted from Alice Medrich's New Classic Brownies.

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Line an 8 inch square metal baking pan with nonstick foil.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate together in the microwave stopping every 30 seconds to stir. When almost completely melted, stir until smooth.
  3. Stir in sugars, vanilla and salt. Stir in eggs one at a time, followed by flour. Stir until very smooth, about 1 minute, until mixture pulls away from sides of bowl. Spread batter in prepared pan and bake 20 minutes.
  4. Prepare a water bath. Pour ice water into a large roasting pan or kitchen sink to a depth of about 1 inch. Remove pan from oven and place in water bath...avoid getting any water on brownies. Let cool completely, then lift out and cut squares.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 173kcal Calories from fat 90
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 48mg2%
Carbohydrate 19g6%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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Simple Fudgy Brownies | An unusual technique to make the fudgiest brownies ever!

 Mini-photo of the kids in Venice circa 2010. After this trip, Nick said I should make these simple fudgy brownies again ASAP.

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Comments

  1. Crow4ever says:

    Liz,

    I am glad you liked the recipe. Alex loves them as well, and like Nick he wants MORE! I even tried freezing some to stop Alex from munching on the brownies, but he ate them straight from the freezer!!!!

    Sandra

  2. I will have to try this! So glad your trip was fun (loved the pics) and that you are back home! Thanks for sharing!

  3. If Alice Medrich says to plunge a brownie pan into an ice bath, I’ll do it! Wonderfully serendipitous that you’re making a chocolate recipe after returning from one of the world’s best places for chocolat! Trust you had a fantabulous time in both Switzerland and Italy =)

  4. Love this one pan brownies! Fuss free, and the result is amazing, Liz.

  5. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    Love the photos you’ve shared with your fabulous trip and these brownies just topped it off for you hubby I am sure! Happy Fathers Day to your wonderful hubby!

  6. Teri @ The Freshman Cook says:

    It sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Your brownies sound wonderful as well. I am looking forward to trying them!

  7. Hi Liz, I enjoyed seeing Switzerland through your pics on IG, so beautiful. And as for these brownies they sound wonderful, who could resist a cross between brownies and fudge. Interesting technique, will definitely have to try these. Pinned!

  8. I never get tired of trying new brownie recipes and these definitely sound interesting. I have so enjoyed your vacation pics on Instagram and hope you had a wonderful time!

  9. I love my brownies nice and fudgy. These look fabulous!

  10. That is unusual but if it works! It looks like you had a great trip, and a great dessert to come back to!

  11. I always go for the fudgy brownie! These look so delicious! Perfectly cut and yummy! I may even have to have two!

  12. Happy Father’s Day to Mr. Picky eater. I hate jet lag, it really kills me. I hope you get back to your normal self, real soon. These brownies look awesome. I love a fudgy brownie and because it’s so moist, no need for a calorie laden frosting, so it’s also calorie reduced!

  13. Amazing!! Granted, if I made these they wouldn’t MAKE it to dad 🙂

  14. It has been so much fun following you along in Switzerland…what a fun trip. Jet lag is something that takes us longer to recover so glad you have a simple fudgy recipe to share with Bill for this Father’s Day dinner.

  15. Perfectly made as always Liz!

  16. So glad you had a great trip – I loved your photos on Facebook. What a special time as a family making memories to last a life time. And I love this simple, beautiful brownie recipe too! Just the perfect bite of that something sweet and chocolatey we need sometimes 🙂

  17. I loved ‘traveling’ along with your family and I am beyond impressed that your brain functioned enough to come up with these beauties! You crack me up with how your made the leap from mousse to brownies!!

  18. Awesome sharing, dear! xoxo

  19. I loved seeing the pics from your trip on instagram. It looks like you guys had an amazing time! And these brownies sound soooo good. I’m definitely going to have to try them!

  20. These brownies look delicious. What an interesting idea to plunge them in an Ice water bath after cooking, I will definitely try them. Welcome home Liz.

  21. diana reed says:

    Liz, these look perfect. I just printed your recipe. Thank you for all your recipes I have~!!!

  22. Well cookies and brownies are always my go to dessert! I’m so happy to add this one to my mix! Sounds like one fabulous vacation!

  23. Welcome home Liz!!! Thank you so much for letting us tag-a-long on your amazing trip! It was so cool seeing all the pics you shared.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe too. Who doesn’t need a fudgy brownie every now and again, lol…thanks again, Liz…

  24. Brownies are totally one of my go-to desserts, and these look like a great recipe to try out! I love them served warm, with a bit of ice cream!! Yum, Liz!!

  25. Definitely a delicious treat for Dad, Father’s Day or any day!

  26. This looks superb!! Yummy fudgy brownies 🙂

  27. Hi Liz! We saw you guys in Switzerland on Instagram! What an awesome trip it must’ve been! We really have to visit ourselves as well.
    The water bath brownies are something we haven’t seen before, but your description (between brownies and fudge) immediately won our hearts:)
    The ingredients are simple and your method is super easy to follow, so it’s definitely a must-try!:)
    Sending you lots of hugs!

  28. ooooh the fudgier the brownie-the better!

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