Monday, May 13, 2013

Chewy Brownies

I am partial to box brownies. I have tried many homemade versions of brownies and they are good but still not the same. I will admit these brownies do not taste like box brownies. They are so much better. It doesn't mean I won't still buy box brownies but if you want a bakery style brownie then you need to make this recipe. My family agreed this is the best brownie I have ever made including the box brownies. Oh, they are so good!
Chewy Brownies
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp boiling water
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, sliced into cubes
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate , chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line the bottom of the baking pan with parchment paper. (I used a 4 qt. glass pan.) Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, the chopped unsweetened chocolate, and water.
Add the butter and stir until the butter has melted.
Add the oil and mix well.
Add the eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
Mix in the sugar.
Add the flour and sea salt. Mix until combined.
Fold in the bittersweet chocolate.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. An inserted toothpick will be a little moist.
Allow the brownies to cool for 10 minutes before removing the brownies from the pan and placing on a wire rack to continue to cool completely.

Recipe adapted from Project Domestication.

One year ago.........................I made Apple Cinnamon loaves.
Did you already know............
-Some dictionaries list a brownie as a cookie as others list it as a cake.
-One of the first brownie recipes published was the Bangor Brownie.
-The Bangor Brownie is suppose to have been created by a frugal housewife from Bangor, Maine. 

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