Baker's One-Bowl Brownies

adapted from Kraft and Smells Like Brownies

4 oz. unsweetened Baker's chocolate

12 Tbsp unsalted butter

2 cups sugar 

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla paste, or extract

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven:  350° F.

Line a 9"X 13" baking pan with foil (to make a sling) and spray lightly with baking spray.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, break the chocolate into small pieces and cube the butter.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes or until the butter is completely melted.  Stir to combine.

Stir in the sugar.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla until well combined.

Stir in the flour and salt.  Do not over-beat the batter or the brownies will become tough and chewy.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.  Spread the batter evenly and smoothing the top with a spatula.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.  Lift the sling out of the pan and continue cooling the brownies on the counter.  When completely cool, cut the brownies into squares. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce.