Monday, 23 January 2012

Dense Chocolate Brownies

So what kind of brownies do you like dense, fudgey and chewy or cake like ?
Well if your vote goes to DFC ( dense, fudgey and chewy) brownies then your search ends here.

By David Lebovitz

1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2  semisweet chocolate, cut into small pieces
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1/8 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
1/2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts of your choice or health bar bites

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8 inch square pan with a long sheet of aluminum foil that covers the bottom and reaches up the sides.  If it doesn’t reach all the way up all four sides, cross another sheet of foil over it, making a large cross with edges that overhang the sides.  Grease the bottom and sides of the foil with butter or nonstick spray.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.  Add the chocolate pieces and stir constantly with a whisk over very low heat until the chocolate is melted.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, then the eggs one at a time, and the vanilla.  Stir in the flour and the salt.  Beat the batter vigorously for 30 seconds, until it begins to form a smooth ball.  Stir in the chocolate chips and Nuts or Heath Bar bits.
  5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and bake for 30 minutes, until the center feels just about set.  Remove from the oven and let cool.
  6. Cut in large squares pieces and enjoy or crumble on top of Ice Cream

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