Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chocolaty Brownies!

I made some real chocolate brownies today... they turned out delicious! Here are some pictures. Such a simple recipe that I got on Martha Stewart, but I added mini semi-precious chocolate chips to the recipe, too...

6 oz. dark or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped finely
1/2 c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
(melt together over double boiler, simmering water only, take off heat as soon as melted)

1-1/2 c. sugar
(whisk into melted chocolate mixture)

3 eggs 
(whisk into mixture, one egg at a time)

1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
1/2 t. salt
(whisk into mixture after eggs)

1/2 c. plus 2 T. all purpose flour
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, lightly coated in flour
(fold into mixture, then pour into 8" x 8" x 3" pan, lined with parchment paper)

Scharfenberger cocoa... nothing but the best!

The BEST chocolate for baking or making truffles 
Chop up finely for easy melting

Melt butter and chocolate over simmering water

Whisk in sugar, eggs & cocoa

Bake in preheated oven, at 350 deg. 35-45 minutes

You should insert a toothpick into the brownies to check before taking out of the oven. You will see some moist crumbs attached, and that's when you know it's done.

These brownies turned out yummy... I already had some, ha ha! Just a couple pieces that "fell off" when I was cutting them. There's a nice thin crust to them, but underneath, they are all soft and melty chocolaty goodness!

I listened to Josh Ritter while I baked, and had a cup of coffee, and then I checked on the cats...

Beckham, asleep
It's a lovely and calm day today. I hope you are all living in the moment, and enjoying it.



Anonymous said...

They look look totally scrumptious Shari - chocolatey, gooey heaven and I bet the house smells just as divine!

shari said...

Thanks, Shell! The house smells amazing! :-)

Terriaw said...

Yum! I can't remember the last time I made real brownies. They looks so gooey and chocolaty and melt-in-your-mouth!

Rocio Rincon said...

Mmmmmh! It looks so yummy! I'm gonna try it. Thks for sharing! Xoxo ♥

Rocio R.


shari said...

You're welcome, Rocio!

FYI: they store best sealed up airtight. And they serve best when warm, so if they're not fresh out of the oven when you eat them, just warm them in a microwave or cover and warm in an oven.... they'll get nice and soft again!

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