Velvet Brownies

2 sticks (8 oz) unsalted butter
4 large eggs
3.5 oz (2/3 cup) AP flour
4 oz (1 1/3 cups) cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
7 oz (1 cup) sugar
8 oz (1 cup) brown sugar
3 oz (1 cup) walnuts

  1. Melt butter (microwave approx. 45 seconds) and set aside to cool.
  2. Place oven rack in position “C” and preheat to 350. Prep 8″ square pan and set aside.
  3. In stand mixer with whisk attachment, whip eggs at MEDIUM speed until light in color and texture.
  4. Sift flour, cocoa powder and salt together in food processor. Dump into small mixing bowl and set aside.  Sift sugars together in food processor.
  5. Lower mixer speed to 30 percent and slowly add sugars to eggs. Add remaining ingredients, starting with butter and alternating between wet and dry.  Fold in nuts.
  6. Pour batter into pan and bake 45 minutes. Test doneness using toothpick; toothpick should come out clean.  Place pan on cooling rack and cool completely before cutting.

YIELD 16 2″ brownies
PREP TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 2 hours
NOTES
Slice using a pizza cutter, cut into quarters then cut the four squares into quarters.

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