Saturday, August 22, 2009

Brownies


95. A chocolaty, sweet, soft, warm brownie...That can make me happy! When I need a "sweets-fix" or a "chocolate-fix", brownies are always the quickest and easiest option.

I got my recipe years ago and it remains to be THE BEST brownie recipe to this day. My secret is to slightly under-bake and to salt the brownies, either in the batter or sprinkle lightly on top with sea salt or kosher salt...it makes a huge difference.

Brownies - The World's Best

Preheat oven to 350º Prepare an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish by spraying with cooking oil on bottom and sides.

1 or 2 eggs, (adding 2 makes the brownie softer)
½ cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla
2 squares melted chocolate OR 6 Tblsp of cocoa plus 2 Tblsp of oil (I use cocoa & oil)
Place all in a mixing bowl and blend together till velvety smooth.

¾ cup oat flour, or regular flour
½ cup chopped nuts, walnuts, almonds or peanuts
2 cups chocolate chips, semi sweet preferably

Add flour and nuts stirring till incorporated. Add chocolate chips and stir till chips are mixed in well. Batter will be sticky and thick. Pour batter into a prepared baking dish. (I used a 8x11" dish)
Bake for 30 minutes or till surface has developed a shiny crust. Do not overbake!!! When you start to smell the brownies...they are usually done. You can also make your brownie in a round pie dish and cut in pie slices topping each slice off with a scoop of ice cream on the side, and a drizzle of chocolate fudge sauce over.
Options:
Make Blonde Brownies by using melted white chocolate and white chocolate chips with macadamia nuts.
Peanut Butter Brownies, add 2 Tblsp of peanut butter with the butter, you can also add peanut butter chips and chopped peanuts.

Enjoy this recipe...you will receive rave reviews!

"There are four basic food groups:
milk chocolate,
dark chocolate,
white chocolate,
and chocolate truffles."
Anonymous

7 comments:

ButterYum said...

Your brownies look divine! Thanks for the tip on using my plethora of cherry tomatoes to make marinara.

Happy cooking!
ButterYum

prof en retraite said...

Wow! your brownies look wonderful! I am almost embarassed to tell you that Ghiradelli makes my brownies! lol I will have to enlist the aid of my grandson to make real ones! Happy weekend...Debbie

Joyce said...

Love the recipe. Have you gone to WS as they have a new brownie pan that imprints the word "BROWNIE" right onto your brownies. I am putting that pan on my holiday list this year. It is the cutest pan. I will visit your blog again and I love your apple pie header photo. It made me hungry:) Well, honestly I am always craving sweets and that is why I play with FLOUR!
Joyce

Foley (Barb) said...

Kathleen (Cuisine Kathleen) told me about your blog and sure glad she did -
You have a fantastic site and the recipes I've looked at so far look delish!!! I enjoy all the photos too!
The brownies look great - will hve to try it - my boys are brownie experts!

bj said...

My good blogging friend, Kathleen, sent me over and I am so glad. I've just spent 45 minutes reading thru your marvelous blog and enjoyed it so much. I signed up to follow so I won't miss a one of your good recipes. I can hardly wait to try your brownie recipe. My hubby is sure gonna love that one!! In fact, we are going for burgers on the grill at daughter's house tomorrow evening and I am to bring the dessert. I do believe I will try your recipe. Now...I've never used the flour you use here..oat, is it? Hope I can get it at the groc. store??
Please stop by when you have time. Right now, I am just getting home from a fishing trip in Colorado so my blogging is all about that ...but,it will get back to normal soon...(whatever THAT is!!) haha...
xo bj

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Yummy!!!...I love brownies too...I have a similar recipe and keep a pan around most of the time.
Have a great day!!

Shauna said...

Oh gosh, these look so good. I always use a box mix so I'll have to try these. Homemade is always better! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. I'll have to do the same because it looks like you have a lot of great recipes!

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