Monday, February 21, 2011

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Dessert Table Sweet: Brownies

Here's the last of the desserts I made for the dessert table. Who doesn't love brownies? Especially ones as chocolaty and fudgy as these? This is my favorite brownie recipe because they have the right balance of crunchy topping and chewy everything else.. I promise you pictures of the entire table are coming up soon

Other dessert tables sweets include Oreo Truffles, Apple Pie Pops, Chocolate Chip Cookies, S'mores Pops, and M&M Cookies.

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.


Eliana said...

They look picture perfect Stephanie.

Julie M. said...

Mmmm. Brownies. Those look delicious! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the sweet treats you had as well!