The best type of chocolate to use when making the best homemade brownies is unsweetened cocoa powder instead of solid chocolate. Your brownies will come out with a smoother consistency and super fudgy. It's also easier to control the sweetness and texture of the final brownie product.
You can use either Dutch processed or natural cocoa powder, but you should do a simple taste test to determine which you like better. Natural cocoa is typically better suited for brownies because it has a more intense flavor, but if you like a darker-color brownie, then Dutch processed is the way to go.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember, however, natural cocoa is the only option if you're also using baking soda in the recipe. Dutch process can be used with baking powder.
Whether you like cakey, fudgy, or chewy brownies there is a way to make them.
These are, of course, just general guidelines; feel free to experiment with ingredients to get your perfect, desired texture. You should try to start out with a baseline recipe and add or reduce ingredients as needed.
As far as baking to get the perfect texture, keep a close eye because a few minutes too much or too little in the oven can be the difference between the best and worst brownies.
If you are a chocoholic, then you probably will not want to add anything else to your brownies (unless you are adding chocolate chips), but if you need a little something extra, then keep reading.
There are so many different options, simply mix in your favorite flavors for a truly unique and delicious brownie.
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