Classic Fudge Brownies
1 and 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter
3 Tablespoons oil (35 grams) (Canola, Vegetable, or Coconut will work)
1 and 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated sugar, divided
2 teaspoons espresso powder (optional)
2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1 cup (120 grams) flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (43 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup (128 grams) chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F) (175 degreed C). Line an 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray lightly with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the butter, oil, 1/2 cup sugar, and espresso powder (if using). Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is completely melted. This mixture should be HOT.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs and remaining sugar. Whisk until just combined. Do not over mix it.
Slowly, pour the butter mixture into the egg mixture, adding it very gradually and whisking constantly until completely combined.
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder then add them to the egg mixture stir until just combined. Do not over mix!
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
Bake for 27 to 32 minutes, or until the edges are firm and the top is shiny and slightly cracked.
Place pan on a cooling rack and cool completely before slicing. Enjoy !