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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Awsome Brownies!

So another quest I have been on lately is the brownie quest. This is kind of hard for me since for some reason and unlike almost everybody else I don’t like super fudgy brownies. My type of brownie is more of a chewy texture with a bit of crumb. So after about two failed attempts I finally found my dream brownie. I found this recipe on the nestle website, but I made a few adjustments to the recipe and made it my own.

Here it is:
· 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
· 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
· 3 large eggs
· 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 cup granulated sugar
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
· 2 tablespoons cocoa
· 1 teaspoon instant coffee
· ¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 F. grease a 13x9 pan. Melt the chocolate and butter over low heat. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in eggs. Add flour, sugar, vanilla and baking soda. Spread into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a wooden stick comes out with a few crumbs clinging to it. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

I found that for easier cuts you should remove the entire brownie from the pan once cooled and then cut into bars. For even prettier brownies you cut off the borders (I put these on top of vanilla ice cream with some hot fudge and it was delicious!).

Once these brownies were cooled in drizzled them with some white chocolate and got some cute results!
I also packed these in cellophane bags with hearts printed on them but I completely forgot to take a picture…But they looked so pretty!

Everyone who tried these brownies thought they were great because in my opinion they are the best of both worlds. They have a bit of a crumb but they are also a bit fudgy in the center. And besides the texture the taste is really phenomenal! I have officially found my go-to brownie recipe.