This is just the thing to bake as a treat for the family! From our friend Lisi of Lisi’s Luscious Desserts these brownies take a bit of time to make but are well worth it!  If you can, add the walnuts because the texture and taste is definitely heightened and you can get a good dose of omega-3 fats too.

Brown Butter Brownies

10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup (2.4 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably natural
rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cold large eggs
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon (1.78 ounces) all purpose flour
1 cup (3.5 ounces) walnut pieces
chocolate chips (optional)
Toast your walnuts if you have time – 350 degree oven for about 10 min or until fragrant. Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line the bottom and sides of an 8 inch square baking pan with tin foil and spray with  a non stick spray or rub some butter on it.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan and cook until it melts, and then turns golden brown. Quickly remove pan from heat and add the sugar, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla extract. This will stop the butter from burning. Mix well and let cool for 5 minutes or so. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat very well after each addition.  Add the flour and mix well again. Once the flour is incorporated, beat the mixture with a wooden spoon – about 50 times. You want the mixture to get good and shiny. Fold in the nuts and if  you are using chocolate chips, add as well. Pour into the foil lined pan and bake until done. A toothpick should come out just clean, approximately 20-25 minutes – but check before and after. Let cool. Remove brownies by carrying them with the foil onto a cutting board and slice.

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