Steam-Baked Classic Brownies

September 14, 2023
These decadent chocolate brownies always turn out perfectly cooked when using the steam function of the Anova Precision Oven. You can choose the final texture—fudgy or cake-like—by changing the baking time. Fifteen minutes of baking will yield thick and ooey-gooey brownies, while 20 minutes will give you fluffier, cakey brownies. Don’t bake them any longer than 25 minutes, though.
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Steam-Baked Classic Brownies
4.5 (2)
2 large
1 cup
granulated sugar
8 Tbsp (1 stick)
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1.5 tsp
vanilla extract
1 cup
all-purpose flour
½ cup
cocoa powder
⅛ tsp
sea salt

1. Preheat Oven and Prep Pan

Heat the oven for baking. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with butter or nonstick oil spray.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 30%
Temp: 325°F
Heat: Rear

2. Beat Eggs

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a hand mixer until homogenous and frothy, about 1 minute.
Beat Eggs

3. Add Sugar

Add the sugar and beat until the mixture has lightened in color and falls in ribbons off of the mixer, about 1 minute.
Add Sugar

4. Add Remaining Wet Ingredients

Add the butter, oil, and vanilla. Beat until smooth, about 1 minute.
Add Remaining Wet Ingredients

5. Mix Dry Ingredients

In a second large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt.
Mix Dry Ingredients

6. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Beat just until combined. Do not over-mix or the brownies will be tough. The batter will be quite thick.
Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

7. Transfer to Pan

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
Transfer to Pan

8. Bake

Bake until the brownies have reached your desired doneness, 15 to 20 minutes (see note).
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 30%
Temp: 325°F
Heat: Rear
00:15 Timer

9. Cool, Slice, and Serve

Let the brownies cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then cut into squares and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, and/or chocolate syrup.
Cool, Slice, and Serve
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