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best gooey french brownies

Best Gooey French Brownies

The best gooey brownies you've ever had. These brownies have a crispy, flaky top with a soft, rich chocolate center.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Cool Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 16 or more


Mixture 1:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate (see note)

Mixture 2:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Fold in:

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

Make Mixture 1:

  • Melt butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler, whisking until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

Make Mixture 2:

  • In a medium bowl, combine sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.

Finish and Bake:

  • Add Mixture 1 to bowl containing Mixture 2, stir to combine, then fold in 1/2 cup flour.
  • Pour batter into an 11x7-inch rectangular dish. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until top is set and flaky. You may use an 8-inch square dish for thicker brownies or a 9x13-inch rectangular dish for thinner brownies. Adjust baking time to longer for the smaller pan or shorter for the larger pan.


You may use 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate in place of the 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, but reduce the sugar from 2 cups to 1 1/2 cups. 
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Keyword brownie, chocolate, dessert, French