Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Classic Brownies

Dorie Greenspan Classic Brownies stackedSeptember 2020. It’s going to need a lot of chocolate. That’s why I nominated and voted for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies: Classic Brownies.

Dorie says:

This is the Old Faithful of my brownie collection, the recipe I’ve turned to for years whenever I’ve wanted brownies straight up or needed a base on which to try out some new ideas. […] It’s the recipe I always give to new bakers, knowing they’ll love it — everyone does — and that they’ll always be successful with it. And it’s the recipe I make when I know I’ll have a bunch of people at the house — it’s an easy nibbler (especially if you cut it into 30 mini squares).

Classic brownies are made with unsweetened chocolate. I used to make these with some unsweetened chocolate (2 ounces) and some bittersweet (4 ounces). These days I use all bittersweet (or sometimes all semisweet) because I prefer the roundness you get from those chocolates. Happily, the recipe accepts this change easily, and it will accept others.

Dorie Greenspan Classic Brownies on parchment paperAn easy recipe that everyone will have success with that tastes great? I am all over that this September!

These brownies came together very easily – you melt some butter and chocolate then add sugar, egg, vanilla essence and then a small amount of flour. I used oat flour to make these gluten-free as I was planning to share with a GF neighbour and they came out perfectly fudgey. They are, in fact, the perfect brownie.

I made 1/2 of the recipe and used an 8×4-inch loaf pan which worked perfectly.

But I wish I’d made more 😉


Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Classic Brownies on p 33 of Dorie’s Cookies!

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3 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Classic Brownies”

  1. i did the same in a loaf pan, and then gave most of them away— my mistake! haha. i like that you used oat flour in these…i was just telling a friend yesterday that brownies are easy to make GF, so you have proved me right. they look yummy!


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