Aug 22, 2009


French Chocolate Brownies

This is the brownie recipe I cited in the forums awhile ago. Got it from the NY Times, and apparently they got it from "Baking: From My Home to Yours" by Dorie Greenspan.

Time: 1 1/4 hours

12 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces, plus 1 tsp melted butter for brushing pan
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, in pieces
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup lightly toasted walnuts or hazelnuts (optional)

1. Place rack just below center of oven and preheat to 300 degrees. Line an 8-inch-square pan with foil and brush with melted butter.

2. In a bowl, whisk flour and salt together. In top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, or on low power in a microwave (which I did), melt remaining butter and chocolate together. Stir often and remove from heat when a few lumps remain. Stir until smooth.

3. In a mixer, beat eggs and sugar together until thick and pale yellow. Add chocolate mixture and vanilla and mix at low speed until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix 30 seconds, then finish mixing by hand, adding nuts if using. Pour into prepared pan and back 50-60 minutes, until top is dry. Let cool in pan, then lift out and cut into bars or wrap in foil.

Yield: 12-16 brownies (or, because they're dense, cut them small like I did and get 25)

Bon appetit!

(1) Comment

this is evil.  i heart brownies ; )