Supernatural Brownies

2 sticks butter, more for pan and parchment paper
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup flour

  • Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking pan and line with buttered parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, or on low power in a microwave, melt butter and chocolate together.
  • Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl or mixer, whisk eggs.
  • Whisk in salt, sugars and vanilla.
  • Whisk in chocolate mixture.
  • Fold in flour just until combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until shiny and beginning to crack on top.
  • Cool in pan on rack.

Yield: 15 large or 24 small brownies.