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Perfect Brownie Recipe

the perfect chewy brownie

I have the perfect Brownie Recipe for you. 

Here is my hard copy, tweaked recipe.

Here is my hard copy, tweaked recipe.

I know some of you may be saying, “I already have a perfect recipe. It comes from a box.”  While I will agree that there are a lot of perfectly fine (dare I say, “Delicious) brownies that come from a box, I must contend that I still have the perfect brownie recipe.  My grandmother was the queen of homemade (and correspondence). She made ev’rything from scratch. Everything except for brownies.  She claimed that she couldn’t make brownies better than the box, but if she would have tried my Perfect Brownie Recipe, she clearly would have ditched the box and went back to basics. Best Brownies Recipe

The unsung hero in this perfect brownie recipe is parchment paper. Seriously, parchment paper is pretty ah-mazing. These brownies just lift out of the pan, and you are left with a large (and perfect) brownie. 


chewy gooey brownie

Before removing the brownie from the parchment paper.

After removing from the pan. The result: a perfect slab of brownie ready for consuming, err I mean cutting.

After removing from the pan. The result: a perfect slab of brownie ready for consuming, err I mean cutting.

I tried  and made a lot of Brownie Recipes, and this one after a few tweaks (I added coffee and sea salt to my recipe to deepen the intensity of the chocolate)  of my own is  THE PERFECT BROWNIE RECIPE.  

Best Brownies Ever
Better than box Brownies. Easy scratch brownies
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1/2 Cup Butter (melted)
  2. 1 1/2 C Granulate Sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  4. 1 T Coffee
  5. 2 Eggs
  6. 3/4 C Flour/All purpose is fine
  7. 1/2 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  8. 1/2 tsp Seasalt ( I just crank my Seasalt grinder-- usually 3-4 turns)
  9. 1/4 tsp baking soda-- this will give you a crunchy crust while leaving the brownie chewy and gooey
  10. 1 C Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a pan (I use a square 8x8, which made a thick brownie) with parchment paper (this makes the brownies easy to remove)
  3. Combine butter, sugar, extract, coffee in a large bowl
  4. Beat eggs in one at a time (best if eggs are at room temperature)
  5. In another bowl combine: flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, and baking soda
  6. Whisk the dry ingredients together.
  7. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients ( I do this gradually)
  8. Don't over mix, but mix so all ingredients are combined (do not use a mixer-- I use a spatula)
  9. Stir in choc. chips
  10. Place in pan and bake for 25 minutes (and upward-- Mine usually take 35 minutes to bake, but in my mom's oven... 25)
  1. Keep an eye on the batter while in the oven... the brownie will rise in the oven, but settle after it cools. It's ready when a toothpick comes out clean.
  2. When you remove your brownies from the oven. Allow about 5 minutes to cool in the pan before lifting the parchment and brownie out of the paper. Once you lift, I would wait another 5 minutes before cutting
  3. Sometimes, I add a little more coffee because I think the batter is too dry; if you add more liquid, you will need to cook for a little longer.
Adapted from adapted from Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownie
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As a teacher, I would be quite the hypocrite if I didn’t give credit to the original source. Inspiration for this recipe derives from Brooke’s Best Bombshell Brownie. It was from her recipe that I derived mine. 

Maryland Tax Free Week!


Attention Shoppers! With ‘Back to School’ lurking around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to do some shopping!

Maryland’s Tax Free Week is in motion, giving us a break from apparel and footwear less than $100 per item. While “accessories” are not included, I was surprised to see what actually qualifies for the exemption, certainly things that I thought would be “accessories” after all. You should check out this handy list put together by the Maryland Comptroller with all the specifics.

Want more info? Check out the State’s page for all the nitty gritty.

Hope you find some great deals!

image taken from googleimages

image taken from googleimages

Framed Chalkboard Art


If you have been keeping up with Teachlovecraft, then you know how much I love seasonal decor (check out my March, Easter, Flag Day, and Fall mantel ).  Swapping decor gives a little brightness to the doldrums of winter. Plus it always feels like I’m decorating for a party- a celebration of the next season/holiday–and who doesn’t love a party?

Another piece of my seasonal decorating is the use of  chalkboard art. I, along with a million others, love a gorgeous framed chalkboard. It might be the teacher in me, my love of handwriting, my affinity for word, or all of the above.   Regardless, I cannot get enough.

When looking for the perfect chalkboard, I scoured Marshall’s and Homegoods. They have a bevy of options, but most I found were rustic. I wanted mine framed in gold. Luckily, my sister happened to have an old framed piece of art salvaged from a house. We got out the gold spray paint for the frame, and slapped on chalkboard paint right onto the canvas.  It was just what I wanted. 

Now, it’s perfect to fit all my seasonal whims and feelings. 

Check out my framed chalkboard and my chalkboard art from this year:

wintervdayspringmarchmarch 2eastereaster 2Am I the only one holding on tightly to the framed chalkboard movement? 

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