Nestle's Fudgy Brownies

So I wasn't going to post these (the other half of Super Bowl Dessert), but I saw the pictures of them when Alex was selecting photos for our Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie post and they just looked so darn good. Luckily, he and I share the same pickiness about brownies. We like them fudgy and gooey, and nothing like cake. We, like most people in their right minds, like them barely cooked. This time, we took it a bit too far. We took the brownies out early, of course, waited for them to cool, and found out that they were too raw to even cut. Sigh, back into the oven for another 10 minutes, and then they were perfect.

It's kind of embarrassing, but after picking out a bunch of recipes from the internet and baking books, we decided that we liked the one on the back of the Nestle chocolate box best. It looked simple and precise, and they guaranteed fudginess. They were right. The only problem with this recipe is that the brownies come out a bit flat (though this could have been due to our taking them out too early and returning them to the oven). It calls for a 9x13 inch baking pan, but I would only recommend using this side if you don't mind your brownies a bit short. The taste was amazing however, and I loved the fudgy consistency.

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 oz. Nestle (or obviously, other) unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
2 large eggs
2 tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan. In a saucepan, combine sugar, water and butter, stirring constantly, until sugar melts. Remove from heat, and stir in chocolate until melted. Stir in eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture into chocolate mixture gradually and stir until combined. Pour batter into baking pan and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until knife inserted into center comes out slightly stickly. Cool completely before cutting into bars and serving.