so, i've been trying to find a recipe for brownies that can be made from scratch that can be better than box brownies. which is really hard. the box just kind of "kills" it. they are so good. also, i have documented my love for corner pieces so i decided to try them in a muffin pan so it would have "corners" all around. however, i don't think they maintained the texture of a corner piece. maybe it would have worked better with silicone baking cups or paper liners or something. i will have to experiment some more.
here is the recipe from baking illustrated.
5 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into quarters
3 T. cocoa powder
3 large eggs, room temp.
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. salt
1 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
in a medium heatproof bowl set over a pan of almost-simmering water, melt the chocolates and butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. whisk in the cocoa until smooth. set aside to cool.
whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl until combined, about 15 seconds. whisk the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture; then stir the flour with a wooden spoon until just combined. pour the misture into the prepared muffin pans for 15 minutes. (or 8x8 pan for 35 to 40 minutes if you don't want to use the muffin pans)