Recipe: Decadent Rosewater Brownies


A simple treat to make your Valentine’s Day sweet

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons rosewater (to taste or optional)


Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×9-inch baking pan.

Combine flour, baking powder, cocoa, and salt in a medium bowl. Melt butter and chocolate over low heat in a double boiler. Let sit 10 minutes to cool. Whisk sugar, eggs, vanilla, and rosewater together until pale, about 5 minutes. Slowly add chocolate mixture to egg mixture while gently whisking. Add the wet ingredients to the dry flour mixture until just combined, being careful not to overmix. Pour batter into greased pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Set aside to cool, then cut out pieces with a heart-shaped cookie cutter.