Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday's Meal (Kind of...)

Though this does not exactly constitute a "meal", it does include some important ingredients...

The Ultimate Brownie

Ingredients

1 lb unsalted butter
1 lb PLUS 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips, divided
6 oz unsweetened chocolate
6 extra large eggs
3 TBS instant coffee powder
2 TBS vanilla
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour, divided
1 TBS baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 cups walnut pieces...(Optional)

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 350.
2) Grease and flour a 13x18x1.5 inch sheet pan. (You can split into 2 smaller pans if necessary and adjust cook time.)
3) Melt together the butter, 1 lb of the chocolate chips, and bitter 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 temp.
4) Stir together 1 cup of the flour, baking powder and salt Add to cooled chocolate mixture. Toss remaining 12 oz chocolate chips and walnuts with 1/4 cup of remaining flour to coat. Then add to chocolate mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
5) 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 brownie dough. Do NOT overbake! Cool thoroughly, refriderate well and cut into squares.

-Makes 20 large, beautiful brownies!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

This is the greatest recipe! I made them this weekend and they were delicious...and I had to advertise the fact that they were made from scratch.