Sunday, April 5, 2009

Guaranteed Fudge Brownies


Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups Dutch-process cocoa (regular cocoa is fine)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional (I don't use this - coffee - YUCK)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 cups chocolate chips


Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the heat (or microwave) briefly, just until it's hot (about 110°F to 120°F), but not bubbling; it'll become shiny looking as you stir it. Heating this mixture a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.


While the sugar heats a second time, crack the 4 eggs into a bowl, and beat them with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla till smooth. Add the hot butter/sugar mixture, stirring until smooth.


Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth. Note: If you want the chips to remain intact in the baked brownies, rather than melting in, let the batter cool in the bowl for about 20 minutes before stirring in the chips.


Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and the center should look very moist, but not uncooked. Remove them from the oven and cool on a rack before cutting and serving.


Recipe Source - King Arthur Flour

4 comments:

Anya said...

Gosh you always have the best menus!!! Everything looks so yummy!

Hoosier Homemade said...

I have been looking for a good brownie recipe. I agree with the coffee too. Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

Cynthia Matzat said...

Thanks, Anya! You made my day. :)

Liz, I'm glad to know I'm not the only person who thinks coffee is gross. :)

mary said...

These are so good. I omit the cooffee, also Mary @ KAF

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