The famous "Baked" Brownie

I have been wanting to try the infamous “Baked” brownie recipe for a long time. I am SO glad I did. These brownies came out fudgy with a wonderful cracked crust on top. These are definately worth the “extra” effort in the kitchen. They are amazing! I hope to get the baked cookbook one day so I can enjoy all of their recipes!
“Baked” Brownie Recipe

1 1/4 c flour
1 t salt
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
11 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 c unsalted butter cut into pieces
1 t instant expresso powder (or instant coffee granules)
1 1/2 c sugar
1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
5 eggs at room temperature
2 t vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Butter the sides of a 9×13 glass pan.
In a medium bowl mix the flour, salt and cocoa powder.
Melt the chocolate, butter and expresso powder in a large bowl set over simmering water, stirring until melted and smooth. (i cheated and used the microwave! SH!) Turn off the heat but keep the bowl over the water and add the sugars. Whisk until combined and remove the bowl from over the pan. Let cool to room temperature (so you don’t scramble your eggs!)
Add 3 eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. Add the remaining 2 and whisk. Add the vanilla and stir until JUST combined. Do not overbeat or you will have cakey brownies!
Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture. Use a rubber spatula and fold it in until just a little of the flour mixture is visible. Pour into the pan and smooth the top.
Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs sticking to it. Let cool completely. ENJOY!

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