Here is how I make brownies. One of my son calls them "Crack" Brownies. Funny, huh? It all started when I read Katherine Hepburn's recipe in some magazine about 30 some-odd years ago. Once you have that down, you just take it from there.
In a bowl, throw in a large chunk of butter. It really doesn't matter how much, just as long as it's a lot. 2 sticks, say. Then you put in what looks to be the same amount of chocolate. By that I mean a large bar of dark or whatever you have on hand. Throw it in the microwave and melt the chocolate bar and butter and stir it up. Then you throw in a big bunch of cocoa, like 3 big spoonfuls.
Then add a nickel size pile of salt an a big glug of vanilla.
Stir that up and then start adding sugar. Add sugar till it won't get greasy any more, like this.
Now add eggs, usually 3 is enough to make it thickly liquid, then add just enough self- rising flour to make it stop looking grainy, less than a cup.
I didn't put parchment paper under this batter and I should have. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. I like pecans on top but whatever. Cut and take out of the pan when they are not hot but not cold. That's it!