Birthday Brownies

I’m a little late on this, but here it is. The best brownies I have ever made!

I did get birthday cake. In the form of an insanely delicious chocolate creation from Six Penn (aka the best restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh). Chocolate cake, layers of chocolate frosting, ganache topping, drizzled chocolate sauce on the plate, and a birthday candle. Not to mention a side of milk. It was the best piece of cake I’ve ever had.

I really need to take pictures of these things.

In the days leading up to my birthday though, all I could think about were brownies. So like any other self respecting baker, I made some for myself for my birthday. They might even be richer than the cake from Saturday. Super dense and melt in your mouth at the same time, with a bit of salt to even it all out.

Sure to elevate your mood under any circumstance.

Salted Fudge Brownies

I was out of eggs so I used chia seeds. Again. I’m beginning to think I may never switch back to eggs.

The best brownies always seem to be the one that involve melting lots of chocolate at the first step. I loved how it made my whole apartment smell like chocolate!

Then add in everything else and bake. My oven took about 15 minutes longer than the recipe said (par for the course). Eventually I just gave up and took them out- the melted chocolate made them seem less than done I think.

I did my best to savor them, but it was so hard! I will definitely be making these again as soon as I have a kitchen (or maybe even this week at my parent’s house!).



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