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Monday, December 8, 2014

My Favorite Brownies


  I have never ever had a million friends. I have had a few very-best-I-would-give-you-a-kidney-if-you-needed-it friends and that is plenty for me. Now don't get me wrong there are a million folks in my life that make my heart smile,I just can't begin to count those people. And I'm smart enough not to name names but if I were to make you a baked goodie,a brownie if you will,this is the recipe I would make for you.

Chocolate,rich wonderful chocolate and Deb over at smittenkitchen.com knows how to make some brownies. If you love someone,uly care then you will make these brownies pronto.

My Favorite Brownies
adapted from Deb Perlman

Makes 1 8×8 pan of brownies which you can cut into 16 2-inch squares (shown above), 25 smaller squares, or 32 2×1-inch bites, which is what I usually do.

Ingredients:
3 ounces (85 grams) unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
1 stick (4 ounces or 115 grams) unsalted butter, plus extra for pan
1 1/3 cups (265 grams) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt or 1/4 teaspoon table salt (about 2 grams)
2/3 cup (85 grams) all-purpose flour

Directions:
Heat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment, extending it up two sides, or foil. Butter the parchment or foil or spray it with a nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium heatproof bowl over gently simmering water, melt chocolate and butter together until only a couple unmelted bits remain. Off the heat, stir until smooth and fully melted. You can also do this in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each.( I like this method the best,but if you are the patient type you can use the double boiler method too.) Whisk in sugar, then eggs, one at a time, then vanilla and salt. Stir in flour with a spoon or flexible spatula and scrape batter into prepared pan, spread until even. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out batter-free.

Let cool and cut into desired size. If you’re like me, you will prefer to patiently  to let these brownies, squares of love ,cool just enough to cut into them. 

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