Claire Saffitz Makes Malted “Forever” Brownies | Dessert Person

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Claire Saffitz Makes Malted “Forever” Brownies | Person. Allow us to get philosophical for a minute: brownies contain multitudes. Is there a more metamorphic out there? can be , chewy, light, dense, fudgy, tender, shiny, matte, bitter, sweet, thin, thick — and yet, they're all brownies. Claire's favorite brownie is chocolatey but not too intense brownies with multiple textures, but chewiness above all. Enter, Claire's recipe for Malted Forever Brownies — so good, it's pretty much the only one she plans on making until the end of time. Check out the for all Claire's tips on making the best brownies, which, unfortunately, includes chilling at the end! You won't regret the extra step.

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Special Equipment:
8 x 8-inch pan (preferably metal)


Malted “Forever” Brownies
Butter for the pan
1/4 cup Dutch process coca powder (0.7 oz / 20g)
5 ounces (142g) semisweet chocolate (preferably 64 to 68% cacao), coarsely chopped
6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3 oz / 85g), cut into pieces
1/4 cup neutral oil, such as vegetable or grapeseed (2 oz /56g)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (3.5 oz/ 100g)
1/2 cup packed dark or light brown sugar (3.5 oz / 100g)
1 large egg ( 1.8 oz / 50g)
2 large egg yolks (1.1 oz / 32g)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour (3.5 oz / 100g)
2 tablespoons malted milk powder (0.63 oz / 18g) (optional)
1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt (0.11 oz / 3g)
6 ounces (170g) milk chocolate, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
*** 1/4 cup boiling water (2 oz /56 g)

Video Breakdown:
0:00​​ Start
0:12 Intro to Malted “Forever” Brownies
0:34 Dessert Person Intro Animation
0:52 About Malted “Forever” Brownies

3:33 Make The Batter
3:55 Check-in with Felix (Photograph from Vet)
9:17 Bake The Perfect Brownies

13:13 Archie Cameo
13:21 FELIX!

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Photographer: Alex Lau
Food Stylist: Sue Li
Prop Stylist: Astrid Chastka

Video Series:
Producer/Director: Vincent Cross
Camera Operator: Calvin Robertson
Sound Engineer/Music: Michael Guggino
Editor: Brooke Shuman

Animation Credits:
Character Designer/Animator: Jack Sherry
Character Rigger: Johara Dutton
Background/Prop Designer: M. Cody Wiley
Background Illustrator: Jagriti Khirwar

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11 Comments for Claire Saffitz Makes Malted “Forever” Brownies | Dessert Person

  1. Haassan1 on February 11, 2021: (Reply)

    Claire trying to find space in her fridge will never get old.

  2. moiraine_damodred on February 11, 2021: (Reply)

    *”sitting on my garbage can…waiting for this water to boil…who are we kidding”*
    remnants of gourmet makes claire lmao

  3. KarmaInTheWater on February 11, 2021: (Reply)

    Claire: “Chocolate is a very, VERY temperature sensitive ingredient”
    everyone: *gets tempered chocolate flashbacks*

  4. toniisntcool on February 11, 2021: (Reply)

    Unable to ignore the backdrop of the most stunning sticky buns ever

  5. MGD313 on February 11, 2021: (Reply)

    “Power through. Keep whisking.” I’d buy a t-shirt with that slogan.

  6. oaktree_ on February 11, 2021: (Reply)

    “A cakey brownie is just chocolate cake” THANK YOU

  7. Nah Iduntolja on February 11, 2021: (Reply)

    I just noticed that she has Vinny!!! Welcome back Vincenzo

  8. healthy nut on February 11, 2021: (Reply)

    I don’t just love you, you made me want to belive in myself and chase my dreams of becoming not just a savory or a pastry chef but become a mixture of both, become the best of both worlds food makes me happy and seeing you explaining to me how to be good at preparing it makes me the happiest 15 year old boy on earth, I really wish that you see this

  9. TimeBucks on February 12, 2021: (Reply)

    I really loved these when I made them.

  10. Amirah Zulkiflee on February 15, 2021: (Reply)

    How does Claire Saffitz makes me feel like she’s my best friend in a baking video?

  11. shoowtime on February 15, 2021: (Reply)

    I made these, they were a hit in my household. The texture after chilling is almost fudge-like. Of course we tried them fresh out of the oven just to compare.

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