Moira’s Super-Fudgy Brownies

1½ sticks of butter
1¼ cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup hot water
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of 9-by-13-inch pan.

Melt butter in microwave and let cool slightly. In a bowl, mix sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir in melted butter and mix well. Stir in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Batter will be shiny. Stir in flour and mix well. Mix in hot water. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread evenly into pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on a rack. Cut and enjoy with ice cream or a glass of milk.