Apple pie may be called the all-American dessert but brownies are pretty tasty competition. They're also quick and easy to prepare, which is perfect for hot summer days.
The type of chocolate you use will affect the taste of this dessert but that doesn't mean you need to run out and by a specific brand. I happen to love milk chocolate, so that's what I used here. If all you have is dark or semi-sweet, then go for it and make a note of which type is your favorite for the future. Oh, and if show up with these to a party, chances are you'll be invited back again and again!
8 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
8 tablespoon butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 whole large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cake flour
Heat oven to 350F. Grease a glass or ceramic 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish; set aside.
Add chocolate and butter to a large microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for 2 minutes*, or until chocolate and butter are melted. Stir to combine. *based on a 1000 watt microwave.
Using a rubber spatula, stir in the sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; stir until mixed well.
Sprinkle flours over chocolate mixture and fold in using spatula. Pour into prepared baking dish and use spatula to spread batter to edges if necessary.
Bake for 35 minutes or until center is set.
Let cool in pan for 5 to 10 minutes.
Cut into 12 even squares using a very sharp knife.
5 to 7 minutes