Saturday, July 19, 2008
It was like 10pm and I felt like a brownie so I just whipped one up- from scratch! With stuff that I already had in the pantry!! I felt so Martha Stewart-ish.
This brownie... let me tell you, this brownie will change the world. It is so freaking awesomely good that people will do your evil bidding just for a pan of this fantabulous brownie. I'm not a food snob but do yourself a favor and don't get the weak, lame, crappy chocolate. You don't have to go super gourmet, Ghirardelli is good. I get a bar of Trader Joe's organic dark chocolate for a little over a buck. Go for the highest cocoa % and don't settle for less than 75%.
Oh, and, like everything I make, the recipe is super easy.
Deliciously Rich Chocolate Brownie
1 cup dark chocolate chips (I use a bar and just break the off into itty bitty bits)
1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp water
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease 8" square pan.
Heat 1 cup chocolate chips, sugar, butter and water in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate and butter are melted. Pour into medium bowl. Stir in eggs, one at a time, until mixed in. Stir in vanilla extract. Add flour and salt, stir well. Add nuts, if desired, pour into prepared baking pan.
Bake for 33 to 35 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out still slightly sticky. Cool in pan on wire rack.