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Break My Heart Brownies

yield: 1 9 x 13-inch pan
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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces 73% cacao Pitch Dark chocolate cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 large eggs , at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar , firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup graham flour
  • 1 cup whole and halved walnuts (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 (F), and prepare your baking pan by spraying with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and grease paper. Set pan aside.
  • In a double boiler (or, a homemade version with a heatproof bowl sitting on top of a saucepan), combine 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter with 8 ounces Pitch Dark chocolate. Use a rubber spatula to stir constantly until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 4 eggs in a large bowl. Add 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup dark brown sugar, 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher sea salt. Whisk until fully incorporated β€” the mixture should be a golden tan color. Whisk in the chocolate mixture (from the second step).
  • Once the mixture is a uniform dark brown, use a rubber spatula to fold in 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup graham flour. Be careful not to overmix during this part! Simply fold in until the flour is incorporated β€”it's okay to have one or two small flour streaks left in the batter. Scatter 1 cup whole and halved walnuts over the batter and stir once or twice until fully incorporated.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan, using the rubber spatula to spread evenly. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack, preferably overnight, before cutting and serving.