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    My Favorite Brownies

    Posted by  ·  May 18, 2011

    I love these fudgy brownies!

    The best part is the recipe goes together quickly and fills a 12 X 18 pan so it feeds a crown.

    Foster’s Brownies by Sara Foster

    2 cups all purpose flour
    1 1/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    8 large eggs
    4 cups sugar
    1 pound ( 4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
    1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts ( I omit)
    2 cups ( 12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

    1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
    2. Lightly grease and flour a 17 by 12 by 1-inch baking pan (I use a 12″ X 18 “X 1” pan) and set aside. (I line pan with parchment paper then spray with cooking spray)
    3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl and stir to mix.
    4. Cream together the eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla in a separate bowl until well blended.
    5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix just until all the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix.
    6. Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips and stir to blend. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
    7. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until the brownies are firm to touch. They will be slightly soft in the center when tested with a toothpick. Remove from the oven and cool about 40 minutes before cutting.
    8. Trim the edges and cut into 2 1/2 by 3-inch bars.

    TIP: To make cutting the brownies easier, refrigerate brownies a couple of hours or overnight. Lift parchment to remove brownies from pan before cutting.

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    1. Tammie
      Monday, March 23rd, 2015
      I was in need of a big batch for a youth group event so I made these. They are beyond awesome! They bake up very nicely and are YUMMY! I modified by using only 1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks instead of 4). I replaced the rest with two 5.3 oz.containers of Fage plain Greek yogurt. I think Brownies can be too greasy with so much butter. They turned out perfectly! If you are cooking for a crowd, you can't beat these!!!
    2. Arielle
      Friday, December 7th, 2012
      I'm excited to try this. I have a question. I've heard that you can use mashed white beans as half of the oil in brownies. Is that only for boxed mixes or would it work in a homemade recipe like this?
    3. Monday, April 2nd, 2012
      Found this recipe on 'Pinterest' and immediately tried it. It is a simple and 'all you need' recipe. SQo many brownie recipes are dry and not really chocolatey tasting-but these are perfect! I dislike when people write how they modified a recipe, although sometime helpful, I must say just two things. I used excellent Cocoa Powder and instead of using chocolate chips I chopped up excellent quality chocolate bars. I did add a little bit more than called for. Over 15 people tried them and they all want the recipe very seriously!!! Thanks I am keeping this one forever!
    4. Cyndi
      Friday, February 17th, 2012
      Do you mean a `9 x 13 inch pan? I have never in my life heard of a 12 x 8 pan?
      • Friday, February 17th, 2012
        Hi Cyndi, It makes a ton of brownies you need a 12" X 18" pan.
    5. Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
      These look amazing! If only I could have them right now... perfect for my after lunch snack. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    6. Saturday, May 21st, 2011
      Wow!! These sound great, look great and taste great!! And they are automatically our family's favorite!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!
    7. Kate C
      Friday, May 20th, 2011
      I made these yesterday and served them at a party. They were a hit!!! So moist and fudgy. Yum! Thanks!!!
    8. Kibba
      Thursday, May 19th, 2011
      You can't go wrong with brownies in my book! and the bigger the recipe, the better. Thanks for a great recipe!
    9. Thursday, May 19th, 2011
      I was searching for another blog with almost the same title and yours came up. Glad it did because I love your brownie recipe, and how gorgeous it turned out. When I make brownies the small batch is never is gone in minutes. I would love to try this recipe, very rich and fudgy!
    10. Sarah
      Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
      These look great!
      Could you half this and cook in a 8x8 or 9x9 pan?
    11. Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
      You're joking right???? Leave them for an hour or overnight? Obviously, you've never been around us when a pan of brownies comes out of the oven. It's all we can do to leave them sitting for more than 15 minutes!!! We don't worry about cutting them, we just do the best we can to dish 'em up & eat 'em with a fork! Thanks for the new recipe, tho...sounds delish!!
    12. Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
      Guess why I just sat down at the computer...? I'm waiting for a batch of brownies to come out of the oven! How funny!
    13. Jenny
      Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
      These really are THE best ever!
    14. Karen
      Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
      These are THE BEST brownies! I had to try them today & they are sinfully great! Thanks for sharing this gem!
    15. tina
      Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
      4 sticks of butter and 4 cups of sugar??!! no wonder these are good brownies! LOL
    16. Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
      These look so good! I love some brownies:)
    17. Debbie O in Idaho
      Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
      Perfect timing . My daughter comes back from Japan tomorrow and she LOVES brownies!
    18. Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
      Those look delightful!!! I'll have to give these a try!