Monday, June 18, 2007

Very Fudgy-Father's Day Brownies

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a 9-inch square baking pan with butter. Line bottom and two sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the two sides. Butter paper, and set pan aside. In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. Place butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of gently simmering water. Heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes; remove bowl from pan. Add sugar; mix to combine. Add eggs, and mix to combine. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened (do not overmix). Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top.

  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Using paper overhang, lift brownies out of pan; transfer to a rack to cool completely (still on paper). On a cutting board, using a dampened serrated knife, cut into 16 squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 2 days.


Tharker said...

These brownies sound delicious! I wanted to tell you that I tried out your black bean chili and LOOOOVED it! Thanks for the recipe. Also, your tip of crumbling cornbread on top, DIVINE!

JessiferSeabs said...

I'm excited about your new food blog, and also excited that you've enabled comments, because ever since I found your NieNie diaries blog, I've wanted to tell you that I think you have such a remarkably beautiful family... and your home is gorgeous. What kind of camera do you use to take pictures, and do you have training as a photographer? If you don't, you should consider it... you are very talented!

Emily said...

Mmmm! Yes, I think I could very easily fall in love with these brownies...and (since I can't leave this comment on your other blog, I'll tell you here,) I'm in love with Mr. Nicholas, too...especially the scrumptious cheeks part of Mr. Nicholas.

nie nie said...

thank you, thank you, thank you!

sarah said...

I'm in love with that red fabric too! Good job on the pillows!

nie nie said... that you?

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