Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chewy Fudgy Double Chocolate Brownies

We were having some friends over Sunday to grill fajitas and watch football with us.  They were bringing the fajita meat, guacamole, and rice.  I was making the salsa, charro beans, and dessert.  Their son's favorite dessert is brownies, and my girls love brownies, so I set out to find a simple yet delicious brownie recipe.  I didn't have to look far as I already have several saved to try from Brown Eyed Baker.  I chose to make the Triple-Chocolate Brownies, but adapted it slightly by using only two kinds of chocolate.  The original recipe is from Baker's Illustrated cookbook. 


7 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
8 oz (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into quarters
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Line it with 2 pieces of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides.  This will help you remove them from the pan before cutting into bars.

In a heat proof bowl, add the semi-sweet chocolate and butter.  Microwave for 1 minute.  Remove and stir.  Microwave in 15 second intervals until completely melted.  Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth.  Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.  Slowly pour in the melted chocolate, whisking constantly.  Sift in the flour and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined.  Pour brownie mixture into prepared pan and tap on the counter to release any bubbles and level.  Bake for 32-38 minutes, or until toothpick comes out with a small amount of sticky crumbs.  Cool on a wire rack in the pan.  Lift brownies out of the pan using the parchment paper, and cut into squares.  Dust with powdered sugar.  Enjoy!

I made these for our Super Bowl party too!  I used a large round cookie cutter, then used a knife to make two football shaped brownies.  I know that a football has 8 stitches, but I fit as many as possible. They still look cute!


  1. I've printed a copy of this recipe! My family will love this!

  2. I crave brownies and these look amazing! Would love to come by your place for some fajitas!

  3. That looks very awesome!


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