Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sweet Sundays

This is my all time FAVORITE brownie recipe!! A couple years ago I watched the Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten) make these on the Food Network and when I first tried to recreate them, they were a hit and have been ever since :)

Sous Chef: Megan

Recipe: Outrageous Brownies (by the Barefoot Contessa on Food Network)


1 pound unsalted butter
1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
6 extra-large eggs
3 tablespoons instant coffee powder (I don't use or buy coffee, so I never add this)
2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided (1 cup for batter and 1/4 cup in the chips and nuts)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups diced walnut pieces (we don't have a lot of nut lovers in our family, so I don't add them)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 by 18 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.

Melt together the butter, 1 pound chocolate chips, and unsweetened 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 temperature.

Stir together 1 cup of the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the walnuts (didn't add them) and 12 ounces of chocolate chips with 1/4 cup flour to coat. Then add to the chocolate batter. Pour into prepared pan.

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 the brownie dough. Do not over-bake! Cool thoroughly, refrigerate well and cut into squares.

Critiques ~


Wren/Karen said...

I vote yes too!

Sweet and Savory said...

It certainly looks great. I would love to try it.