One of the many great features of our new stove we got last fall is a melt temperature on one burner. I love it because one, I don't have a microwave, and two, I don't have to pay any attention. The melting happens slowly and gently without any burning.
He wouldn't take any money and said all he wanted was brownies, so today I made him some. It is a new-to-me recipe from the Ghiradelli Semi-Sweet 4 oz chocolate baking bar. And of course they are called:
Ghiradelli Classic Brownies
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Grease an 8 x 8 pan
Melt together 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter with one 4 oz chocolate baking bar
Stir in 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla
Add 2 lightly beaten eggs
In a separate bowl, mix:
3/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add to butter mixture and stir well.
Stir in 1/3 cup chocolate chips.
Pour batter into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
Of course I couldn't give them to him without making sure they were good, so I had a brownie and it is chewy, chocolatey, and delicious.