Sunday, September 18, 2011

"The Baked Brownie"

Another pinterest find. 
Mine were a little under-cooked, but I prefer them that way!

These. Are. Amazing.
Rich, fudge-y, dense, amazing.
Slap-yo-momma amazing.

Even Oprah thinks they're amazing, as they were featured on one of her "favorite things" shows. 
The recipe is from the Baked cookbook, but I found it on brown eyed baker.

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
11 oz. dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
5 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9 x 13 glass or light-colored baking dish. Line with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, salt, and cocoa powder.
3. Put the chocolate, butter, and instant espresso powder in a large bowl over a pot of simmering water to melt. Stir frequently until smooth.
4. Turn off the heat, but keep the bowl over the water and add the sugars. Whisk until completely combined, then remove. It should be about room temperature.
5. Add 3 eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk to combine. Add the other 2 and whisk until combined. Add vanilla & stir to combine. Do not overbeat at this point or you'll wind up with cakey brownies.
6. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate. Using a rubber spatula, fold until just a bit of the flour mixture is visible. 
7. Pour into pan and smooth the top.
8. Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. A toothpick inserted into the middle should come out with just a few moist crumbles.
9. Let cool in pan, then lift using the parchment paper. Cut into squares.

*I, of course, forgot to add the vanilla, and they were still great!

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