New Classic Brownies

New Classic Brownies - you have to try them! Everything you want in a brownie and more! Original recipe Alice Medrich via New York Times.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 170 kcal
Author Anna


  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate ( I used red w@ne dark chocolate Ghirardelli's Intense Dark Chocolate Cabernet Matinee )
  • 1 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla I substituted red wine for it
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a 8"x8" METAL baking an with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  3. In a double boiler, place chocolate and butter and melt until just few pieces of chocolate are visible. Take off the heat and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add sugar and whisk well.
  5. Add vanilla and whisk again.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
  7. Add flour and fold it in with a spatula.
  8. Whisk the batter for 1 minutes with a wire whisk or use a stand mixer. Whisk until the batter starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  9. Pour the brownie goodness into prepared pan and smooth the top out.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes.
  11. In the meantime, prepare ice bath. Fill your sink with cold water with ice cubes so it comes up to 1 inch or fill a large roasting pan the same way.
  12. After the 20 minutes, remove the pan from oven and place in water bat, making sure not to splash any water onto your brownies. Let cool completely.
  13. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I substituted red wine for vanilla extract and used red wine dark chocolate. The flavor was amazing! Highly recommended!!

Nutrition Facts
New Classic Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.