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shiny top brownies

Shiny Top Brownies

Dense fudgy brownies that are guaranteed to give you that perfect shiny top.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter chopped into small cubes, 226g
  • 2 cups granulated sugar 400g
  • ¾ cup dutch process cocoa 65g
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • cup all purpose flour 90g
  • 200 g dark chocolate 50-77% cocoa solids broken into large pieces (I use lindt 70%)


  • Preheat oven to 335.
  • Line an 8x8’ square pan with parchment paper.
  • Process the chocolate in a food processor until its partially powdered, partially chopped (this should take less than a minute).
  • Over a double boiler add the butter. Once it has fully melted, add the cocoa and sugar.
  • Stir until combined then cook until the mixture registers 140 F (some of the liquid will begin to separate). This will take less than 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Let it cool until it is just warm to touch.
  • Stir in the salt and vanilla.
  • Add the eggs and beat with a hand mixer until the mixture is smooth and silky.
  • Add the flour and processed chocolate and stir it with a hand-held whisk.
  • Pour into baking pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely in the pan and then use the sling to lift it out.
  • Slice into 1 inch squares.