Adapted from Barefoot Contessa's Ina Garten
Photo and recipe from http://www.foodnetwork.com/
1 stick unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
2 extra large eggs (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder (sifted)
1/4 cup all purpose flour (sifted)
1 T Vanilla Extract
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a baking dish (I used a 1.5L square dish) but you can use oval or round. Melt the stick of butter and let cool. In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together eggs and sugar on medium speed for about 5 minutes until smooth and pale yellow. Reduce speed to low and add vanilla and cocoa/flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Add cooled melted stick of butter until just combined.
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Result: DELICIOUS! My husband gave this a 6 out of a 10. Since I don't bake a lot, I thought it was still pretty good. The dessert had a brownie like exterior and a gooey interior. The original recipe called for the seeds of a vanilla bean but since I'm not a professional baker, I chose to use vanilla extract instead. Also, Ina cooks her dessert in a water bath but again I did not do that because I am a working mom and I just don't do that sort of thing. :) I'm sure it would have come out even more amazing with those changes but it's still worth giving a try. I will probably make this again when I get another major chocolate craving and next time will serve it with vanilla ice cream. I'm a huge hot/cold dessert fan.
So, tell me...are you the middle of the pan kind of brownie lover or an edgy??