Not sure if you have noticed but lately I have been baking up a storm! A few weeks ago Design Sponge has a recipe for Brownies by Julia Vandenoever and as I was drooling over the pictures I realized I had never ever made brownies from scratch.
With this in mind I set out to bake brownies for a potluck. I found the brownies too rich but my chocolate loving husband and friends loved them. If you try them out let me know what you think!
Rich & Gooey Brownies
Recipe adapted from the Joy of Baking
- 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup (1 stick), unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup of pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a pan with tinfoil and butter.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a stainless steel bowl placed overtop of boiling water.
Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa sugar and vanilla.
Whisk the eggs in one at a time till well incorporated.
Stir in the flour, salt and pecans.
Pour batter into the pan and bake for 20 minutes. DO NOT OVER COOK!!
Remove brownies from the oven and let the pan completely cool on a wire wrack. Lift the brownies out of the pan with the tinfoil and cut into squares.
Top with icing (I used recipe from Design Sponge)