Discover the allure of Brown Butter Brownies, ultra-rich, chewy, with shiny crusty on top and gooey chocolate chips inside. Once you know how to make these super mouthwatering brown butter brownies, you can not go back! It is the ultimate mood booster for your day!
The combination of brown butter+ brownies= complete insanity in the best discovery I ever had
Believe me, I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is absolutely the best and my personal favorite brownie recipe of my life. It is the ultimate in rich, fudgy, chocolatey flavor, all thanks to the magic of browned butter. Regular brownies just can’t compare this, simply step ahead but make a huge differentiation.
Brown butter is the secret ingredient that makes these homemade Brown Butter Brownies insanely rich and delicious! They have a shiny, crackly crust and the deep caramelized flavor of brown butter. If you’ve never browned butter before, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is, and how much it improves the typical brownie.
Why Brown Butter Brownies?
The secret to these extraordinary brownies lies in the art of brown butter preparation. Brown butter, also known as beurre noisette, is created by gently heating butter until its milk solids turn golden brown, infusing it with a captivating nutty aroma and enhancing its depth of flavor. When incorporated into your brownie batter, this velvety concoction takes your classic brownies to a whole new level, and gives you an aesthetic look on the top, with a messy darker-browning color.
What sets Brown Butter Brownies apart is their divine texture – a perfect balance between gooey and chewy. The brown butter lends a luscious moisture to the brownies, resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth experience with every bite.
Moreover, this recipe is completely homemade yet super simple. There’s the added step of browning the butter but it only takes five minutes. So treat yourself, and give these brown butter brownies a try.
Ingredients for Brown Butter Brownies
- Unsalted Butter; Brown butter is the star of this recipe, so don’t skip out on it! it is very important to use unsalted butter in this recipe. Browning the butter in this way concentrates the flavor and if you use salted butter, the flavor will be very salty. – The butter is browned until the milk solids caramelize. This adds a nutty flavor and chewiness to the brownies. It also helps melt the sugar and to create shiny crackly tops.
- Light Brown Sugar; Light brown sugar brings sweetness and a subtle caramel flavor to your brownies. It also contributes to the chewy texture. The molasses content in brown sugar enhances the overall richness of the dessert. You can use dark brown sugar too for the extra molasses content that adds more depth of flavor,
- All-purpose Flour; Only a small amount of all-purpose flour is used for some stability but not too much, so the brownie stays moist. giving them a tender yet slightly dense crumb. The flour helps bind the ingredients together and provides the necessary structure for the brownies to hold their shape
- Egg; use eggs at room temperature. Interestingly, eggs significantly affect the texture of brownies and act as natural baking soda
- Cocoa Powder; Cocoa powder is responsible for the classic chocolate flavor of your brownies. It also adds depth to the color, making your brownies look rich and inviting. You can use Natural or Dutch-processed cocoa powder.
- Vanilla Extract and Salt; for enhancing flavor and aroma
- Bittersweet Chocolate Chips; Choose good quality dark chocolate, one with cocoa butter. They will melt during baking, creating gooey pockets of chocolate that are a delight to bite into.
How to Make Brown Butter Brownies
Begin by preheating your oven to 350℉. As it warms up, line a baking pan with parchment paper, ensuring a smooth release after baking. This crucial setup ensures your brownies emerge flawlessly.
Next, let’s make the browned butter. In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over low heat, patiently waiting as it transforms into a golden brown elixir. Stir occasionally every 10 seconds using a silicone spatula to infuse the butter with that irresistible nutty aroma.
Do not forget, once achieved, remove from heat, then add the cocoa powder and vanilla extract, whisking until no lumps remain. This aromatic blend lays the foundation for your luscious brownies.
Thirdly, Prepare a mixing bowl where culinary magic happens. With a hand mixer, beat the eggs and light brown sugar until they undergo a remarkable metamorphosis, turning pale and achieving a fluffy texture. Now, gently introduce the buttery cocoa mixture, carefully folding it with a spatula until well combined
Here comes the structural cornerstone – add the all-purpose flour and a pinch of salt. With a graceful folding motion, ensure no lumps mar the perfection. And now, fold in the bittersweet chocolate chips.
After that, pour this symphony of flavors and textures into your parchment-lined pan. Slide it into the preheated oven, allowing it to bake for approximately 30 minutes. To test its readiness, insert a skewer – a clean withdrawal signifies your brownies are poised for greatness. As the oven’s sweet scent fills the air, patience is key.
Let it Cool and Enjoy
Most lastly, once the baking is complete, let your creation cool until room temperature, carefully cut it into twelve tantalizing pieces, each embodying the essence of your culinary endeavor. The time has come to indulge, to relish, to savor your masterpiece.
Voila! Finally your Brown Butter Brownies are a testament to patience and technique, an exquisite harmony of flavors that dance upon the palate. Enjoy your creation, for it is a reflection of your culinary prowess and a treat for both the senses and the soul.
For more Tips; I try to put the rest of the brownies into the freezer and consumed them the next day. It was awesome! I love them, mostly I love these brown butter brownies lol. Enjoy with yourself or together with your beloved ones💖
Brown Butter Brownies offers a delightful journey of flavors and textures that can make your taste buds sing. Whether you’re an amateur baker or a seasoned pro, these brownies are sure to be the star of your dessert repertoire!
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Browned Butter Brownies
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter
- 2 cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 cup All-purpose Flour
- 4 Egg
- 1 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 cup Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350℉. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a sauce pan, melt butter over low heat until golden brown. Stirring occasionally every 10 second with silicone spatula. Turn off heat then add cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Stir until there is no lump and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and light brown sugar with a hand mixer until the color is turn pale and fluffy. Add the butter mixture and fold with spatula until well combined.
Add flour and salt and fold again until there is no lump then fold in a chocolate chips.
Pour the brownie batter to a baking pan then bake for about 30 minutes or when you prick the brownie with a skewer and no batter sticks to the skewer. Let it cool and cut the brownie into 12 pieces. Enjoy!