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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Brownies--A Recipe Sure to Garner Thanks


This is my all-time favorite brownie recipe. It's easy and will earn you many a compliment.


Brownie Recipe
(Based on the Recipe from The Fannie Farmer Baking Book)

Ingredients:
4 ounces (4 squares) unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
½ cup salted butter (1 stick), chopped into pats
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup flour

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan. DO NOT USE A RECTANGULAR PAN! Place the butter and chocolate in a sauce pan and melt over low heat. Stir frequently. Once the butter and chocolate are melted and combined, take the sauce pan off of the heat and set aside for a few minutes to cool. Once cool, add vanilla, sugar, salt, and eggs. Stir until combined and glossy. Add flour to the chocolate mixture in sauce pan and stir until incorporated. The batter should be thick. Spread batter evenly in square pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out BARELY CLEAN. If the toothpick is totally clean, you’ve over-baked the brownies. Cool, then cut into 16 squares and enjoy!

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6 Comments:

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Judy said...

Oh my goodness, that sounds so yummy!

Sharon Hall's Pistachio Bread from a Southwest Airlines employee cookbook:

Cake batter:
1 pkg pistachio instant pudding
1 pkg white cake mix *at the time, it had to specify pudding in the mix, but I think they all have that now*
4 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
8 oz sour cream
Green food coloring (Add until bright green) *I've found people will avoid it just because of the color, but it looks really yucky if you don't add the coloring. Once they taste it, they're over the color.*
12-15 marachino cherries, if desired *I've never used them.*

Sugar filling:
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Combine in small bowl and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two bread pans. Mix all cake ingredients in a large bowl. Batter will be really thick. Starting with a layer of batter, then alternate with a layer of half the sugar/cinnamon mix, then batter, then the other half of the sugar/cinnamon, and a final layer of batter. Bake 40 min or more, until toothpick comes out clean. Makes 2 large loaves or 8 mini loaves.

I've never made the mini loaves, but I frequently double the batch for four loaves.

 
At 9:11 AM, Blogger Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Oh, brownies, how I love thee. Alas, I need to steer clear because this is one of the foods that once I start eating, the overwhelming urge to eat way too many comes over me. But I'll just look at the picture and imagine the smell. :)

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger Theresa Ragan said...

Yes, brownies can be dangerous! Thanks for the recipe, Mo!

And Judy, I LOVE pistachios!!! Yummy. Thanks!

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Gillian Layne said...

Am I the only one who can (and has) eaten the edges from a pan of brownies? I just love that crusty, chewy chocolate edge.

Those sounds yummy! My favorite brownie is the Ghirardelli chocolate brownie mix. It's to die for.

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Judy said...

Brownie edges are why they created an edge cake pan. It has bars dividing the pan into thirds so there are at least two edges on every brownie and sometimes three, if you cut the brownie big enough. :-)

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger Karen said...

I'm a brownie lover, too. These sound great! Oue Teen Advisory Group is having a bake sale in December and I'm definitely donating these!

 

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