Friday, November 27, 2009

brownie fever...





RECIPE:

1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons dark cocoa powder
11 ounces quality dark chocolate (60-72%), chopped coarsely
8 ounces butter (2 sticks), cut into 1 inch cubes
1 tsp instant espresso powder
1 ½ cups sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
5 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter the sides and bottom of a glass or light colored metal pan 9x13x2 pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, the salt, and cocoa powder.
Configure a large sized double boiler. Place the chocolate, the butter, and the instant espresso powder in the bowl of the double boiler and stir occasionally until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and combined. Turn off the heat, but keep the bowl over the water of the double boiler and add both sugars. Whisk the sugars until completely combined and remove the bowl from the pan. Mixture should be room temperature.
Add three eggs to the chocolate/butter mixture and whisk until just combined. Add the remaining eggs and whisk until just combined. Add the vanilla and stir until combined. Do not over beat the batter at this stage or your brownies will be cakey.
Sprinkle the flour/cocoa/salt mix over the chocolate. Using a spatula (DO NOT USE A WHISK) fold the dry into the wet until there is just a trace amount of the flour/cocoa mix visible.
Pour the mixture into the pan and smooth the top with your spatula. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes (rotate the pan half-way through baking) and check to make sure the brownies are completely done by sticking a toothpick into the center of the pan. The brownies are done when the toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.
Cool the brownies completely before cutting and serving.

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-angelo

16 comments:

david john said...

yum!

dlk said...

Double Yum! I'm all over it and you.

Jillian said...

THANKS! Now I have the "brownie fever!" I have a recipe that I love but it looks very different than the ones from the BAKED cookbook. I'm going to have to try them. They look richer. My husband would love these. He always says that mine are good, but not enough cocoa/chocolate flavor. These just might do the trick. Will report back.

Love the new videos!

Bren said...

YUM-YUM-YUMMO.... making some brownies tonight after watching your video blog.
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

Carin said...

OH NOOOOOO! I did not need to see this. I'm off to the store to get ingredients. Delish.

Tyson said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm currently in the no-junk-food mode in preparation for pigging out of Christmas, so I'm going to wait until I visit my parents to make these. (That way I'll also have plenty of help in eating them.)

La Petite Gallery said...

I made brownies last week and put them in the FREEZER so I would not eat them.

Have you ever eaten frozen brownies at midnight?

First visit. Very nice

Yvonne

jason said...

sounds great.
gonna try these!

Bromeliad said...

Sin

Toni said...

I enjoyed your video on making the brownies! Definitely making these up for our company holiday dessert cook-off. I made brownies last year too, but these look so much more heavenly, esp. with espresso! As for the color for your walls, it does exist! It was the trim in my home office at my last house. It's called black cherry. I'll get back to you with the code for it. I'm actually going to redo my dining room table with it.

angelo said...

Thank you for the heads up on the color Toni!
I really appreciate it.

You will steal the show with this brownie recipe. It's not mine, so I take NO credit for it. The team over at BAKED is amazing.

Enjoy the Holidays.

Dean said...

I hate you and love you all at once. These brownies look so moist and rich. CURSES.

Samantha said...

LOVE the video and I am running out to buy this book tomorrow. OMG, I will be baking all week. I repeat the wisdom on the comment left by Dean (above) CURSES!

But I can't help it, I love you. Keep the videos coming.

Cindy said...

Well, I made them. They are crazy delicious and they are all gone! GONE! In one day! Now, before I go making myself into a huge no restraint slob, I had help. My family was spending the weekend t my house (my first Thanksgiving that I hosted) and they helped. This recipe was a huge hit with everyone. Word on the street, actually in my house, was "the BEST we've ever tasted." I'm buying the book today.
God bless baked goods, the people behind BAKED and YOU!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, have we just seen an audition for a "Cooking with Angelo" show? Is Food Network calling? Or, even better, Bravo?

Hope so!

Jessie

angelo said...

Jessie-

You never know.

-A

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