8.28.2008

the most outrageous brownies

They really are. Outrageous. I'd like to take credit like I'm a Food Network genius and came up with the recipe myself, but alas, I didn't. It's a Barefoot Contessa recipe. I just leave out the coffee and the nuts.

1 pound unsalted butter
1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
6 extra-large eggs
3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided (1 cup for batter and 1/4 cup in the chips and nuts)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups diced walnut pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour a 13 by 18 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.

Melt together the butter, 1 pound chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate on top of a double boiler.
Cool slightly.
Stir together the eggs, instant coffee, vanilla and sugar.
Stir in the warm chocolate mixture
and cool to room temperature.

Stir together 1 cup of the flour,
baking powder and salt.
Add to cooled chocolate mixture.
Toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips
with 1/4 cup flour to coat.
Then add to the chocolate batter.
Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until tester just comes out clean. Halfway through the baking, rap the pan against the oven shelf to allow air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Do not over-bake! Cool thoroughly, refrigerate well(for hours), then cut into squares.

3 comments:

a wynn wynn situation said...

yum-o! I gotta have me some of those :)

Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

Ooo, I do like BC recipes! And it has a POUND of butter!! It HAS to be delish.

wonder woman said...

Holy Cow. These look like SOME brownies. I think I'm scared to make them. =D My grandma just sent me a recipe for chocolate cake in a mug, that you cook in hte microwave.

I'm also scared to try that and see just HOW EASY it is gain 5 pounds in 20 minutes.