Yield: 16 brownies
12 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 oz good quality dark chocolate bar coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Generously butter or use cooking spray on a 9×9 square baking pan (or similar size) pan and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat, When completely melted, remove from stove and stir in granulated sugar and cocoa powder. Stir in the vanilla extract and eggs one at a time until eggs are completely incorporated and mixture is smooth. Stir in the flour and salt just until combined.
Pour brownie batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with the chopped chocolate.
Bake brownies in the preheated oven for 32-35 minutes or until done. (The brownies will fell firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the brownies will come out clean)
Cool brownies on a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes (best if you can wait longer) before cutting and serving.
Note: This recipe works perfectly at any altitude!