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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Super Fudgy Brownies II

Just a quick post today...Last night I made these Super Fudgy Brownies again, however I changed two things in the recipe. We'll have to do a taste test to see which is preferred. I changed the chocolate that I used, originally I melted down bittersweet chocolate and in this version I used semisweet chocolate and added walnuts. They came out looking great!

I really liked this recipe, these brownies are really fudgy and look so good and they can be made start to finish in 45 minutes (and most of that time is baking time.) A really great, easy brownie recipe.

Super Fudgy Brownies

5 oz semisweet chocolate
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
8 Tbsp unsalted butter
3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line an 8 inch metal pan foil and spray foil with cooking spray.

Melt both chocolate and butter together in a metal bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring often. Or you can use my method of popping the chocolate and the butter in the microwave and melt it that way. You do have to check it every 20 seconds to start and then more often as it melts, you want to make sure you do not burn the chocolate (it is a lot easier in a double boiler because there is no chance of burning the chocolate. It a slower method but and it is more gentle for the chocolate.) Stir in cocoa powder. Remove from heat to cool slightly.

Whisk in to the chocolate mixture the sugar and then the eggs one at a time, vanilla and salt. Make sure that the chocolate mixture is not too hot when you start adding the eggs in, you do not want to have scrambled eggs in your chocolate. Fold in the flour and stir until blended. Pour into pan. (if using nuts you can line them on top of the mixture.)

Place into the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. A brownie with nuts in it will take a little longer to cook than without. This version was closer to the 30 minutes, than 25 with the original recipe. A cake tester or tooth pick should come out clean or with small crumbs when these brownies are done. Let sit on the counter to cool 1 to 2 hours, or you can put these in the refrigerator to cool (they will cut easier if they are cold.)

These will be going to a Birthday celebration on Friday. (Happy Birthday Steve!)


Ben said...

There is nothing better than a fudgy brownie. I can see why you like that recipe so much.

Lo said...

Who can argue with fudgey?
Can't wait to see which type of chocolate wins the taste test. I'm a bittersweet gal myself.

Katrina said...

Yummy brownies! I like semi sweet better, but it's just cuz I like a sweeter type. I'll bet the brownies are great with either one! Thanks for a recipe I'll have to try.

aquadaze said...

hi hallie...thanks fo visiting my blog and the nice things you had to say about my cookie tree! What a coincidence that we both hv brownies on our blog at the same time! These look delish, will definitely try out this version the next time

Olivia said...

Yum, these brownies look delish! I'm really liking your blog and adding you to my blogroll if that's alright.