Hummingbird Bakery's Traditional Brownies

Another superb recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. These are dense, rich, and true to their word : traditional. They taste the way a brownie is expected to taste. A bit of a dry, crisp crust. A thick, chewy and oh-so-moist center.

Because chocolate is the most prevalent ingredient and the flavor that really shines through here, it is essential to use top quality chocolate. Otherwise you can expect a mediocre brownie and who wants that?

I used a mixture of 70% Callebaut dark chocolate and Lindt dark chocolate in these bars and the taste is nothing less than phenomenal.

It is also one of the fastest brownie recipes I have ever made. Comes together in a snap! Baked at a low temperature for just 30 minutes ensures no dry edges and no over-baking.

These are amazing jazzed up for dessert too. Serve a square of warm brownie topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of hot fudge sauce. Nothing beats it !

Now let's get started

The look of a perfectly baked brownie:
The crust starts to dry a bit and the brownies pull away from the sides of the pan

*altered source recipe: Traditional Brownies, Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook


6-1/2 oz. bittersweet chocolate*, roughly chopped (*I used 1/2 Dark Callebaut and 1/2 Dark Lindt)
1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1-2/3 cups sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs


LINE 9” X 13” baking pan with parchment paper
SPRAY parchment paper with cooking spray
PREHEAT the oven to 325°F
MELT chocolate and butter in a large saucepan stirring constantly with a silicon spatula
REMOVE from heat and add the sugar stirring until well incorporated
ADD flour and stir until well incorporated
FOLD in eggs and blend with spatula until thick and smooth
POUR batter into prepared pan
BAKE 30-35 minutes until top is starting to get flaky and edges have pulled away a bit from side of pan

LET COOL completely before cutting into bars

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  1. Finally making my way through recipes posted..... these brownies look perfect for sure.

  2. It's been sooo long since i made a brownie! I so have to make one... I like yours decorated with the bird, that's pretty!

  3. вкусняшка
    looks tasty

  4. Oh, so YUMMY! I love brownies and these have all the essential ingredients for a sinful brownie :)


  5. These look so rich and delicious! Brownies are always the perfect go-to dessert. Everyone loves them. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. Gorgeous pictures! These look so incredibly delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  7. My son-in-law hates desserts but loves brownies. I'll have to try this recipe for him - it sounds great!

  8. Yummy, this looks delicious! I love brownies, I could eat a whole batch in one sitting.
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  9. These sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing them. Can't wait to try them:)

  10. I am glad you posted this. I have been debating buying the Hummingbird cookbook and wanted to try a recipe first. Now, I can do just that. These look awesome and I invite you to share this on Bake with Bizzy linky.

  11. Nothing better than a classic brownie. Thank you so much for joining Fat Camp Friday! See you next week!

  12. I love the crispy chewy "crust" on a brownie. My favorite part! Thanks for sharing :)

  13. Do you do anything in specific with the eggs? Or just throw them in there?

  14. @Janice - just throw them in and blend well :)


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