Ad Hoc at Home Brownies

By grace.g.yang · April 6, 2010
Under: American,California,Cheap Eats,Desserts,Dinner,Lunch,My Life,Recipes,Snacks

The ad hoc at home cookbook is filled with wonderful recipes that can actually be recreated at home. I’ve made the apple fritters, the fried chicken, and now, the brownies. The brownies are very delicious, however, I don’t know if they taste better than the fudge-like ones from Tartine!

Ad Hoc at Home Brownies


3/4 cup flour
1 cup unsweetened alkalized cocoa powder (I used regular cocoa powder)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
3 large eggs
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups 61-64 percent chocolate (I use chocolate chips for ease)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×9 pan and dust with cocoa powder before setting aside:


In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder and salt:


In a small saucepan (or in the microwaveable glass bowl), melt half of the butter:


Put the remaining butter into a medium bowl:


And pour the melted butter over the non-melted butter:


Stir until remaining butter melts, and mixture is creamy with small bits of butter floating around:


In a stand mixer, mix together eggs and sugar for 3 minutes:


Or until pale yellow in color and thick:


Add vanilla:


With the mixer on lowest speed setting, alternate adding 1/3 of the sifted dry mixture:


And 1/3 of the butter:


Until just combined:


Add in chocolate chips and spread batter into prepared pan:


Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few crumbs sticking to it. Completely cool brownies in pan before cutting:


Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired. Serve with ice cream, fudge, and whipped cream for a really sublime experience.

Reader Comments

Only 45 minutes for that? Please share more quickie recipes like this.

Written By John on April 6th, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

This reminds me of all the brownies/chili we consumed at your apt. I’m going to go buy the ingredients tonight!

Written By Angie on April 7th, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

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