Chewy Fudgy Double Chocolate Brownies


7 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
8 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into quarters
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Line it with 2 pieces of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides.  This will help you remove them from the pan before cutting into bars.

In a heat proof bowl, add the semi-sweet chocolate and butter.  Microwave for 1 minute.  Remove and stir.  Microwave in 15 second intervals until completely melted.  Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth.  Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.  Slowly pour in the melted chocolate, whisking constantly.  Sift in the flour and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined.  Pour brownie mixture into prepared pan and tap on the counter to release any bubbles and level.  Bake for 32-38 minutes, or until toothpick comes out with a small amount of sticky crumbs.  Cool on a wire rack in the pan.  Lift brownies out of the pan using the parchment paper, and cut into squares.  Dust with powdered sugar.  Enjoy!