Sunday, November 23, 2008

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Craving Brownies

I was recently in the mood for brownies. It's funny how my craving came about too. I ended up having a dream about finding Godiva chocolate on sale and when I woke up I was in the mood for something very chocolatey, fudgy, and chewy. I went through the starred items in my Google Reader and decided on this recipe. These brownies are definitely some of the best brownies I have had and I think it's because it reminds me so much of the boxed stuff. They were exactly what I was craving and they went so went so well with milk. Yum!

Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Source: PheMom here

6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan

6 ounces coarsely chopped good-quality bittersweet (or semisweet) chocolate

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)

3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cups sugar
2 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a buttered 9x13-inch baking pan with foil, allowing 2 inches to hang over sides. Butter lining (excluding overhang); set pan aside.

Put butter, chocolate, and cocoa in a heatproof medium bowl set over a pan of simmering water; stir until butter and chocolate are melted. Let cool slightly.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl; set aside.

Put sugar, eggs, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and beat on medium speed until pale, about 4 minutes. Add chocolate mixture; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat, scraping down sides of bowl, until well incorporated.

Pour batter into prepared pan; smooth top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a cake tester inserted into brownies (avoid center and edges) comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, about 35-40 minutes. Let cool slightly in pan, about 15 minutes. Lift out brownies; let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

Doesn't that look great?!?

So pretty!

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