December 1, 2012

Decadent Dark Chocolate Brownies

by Anja

If there is a time to put all your efforts and rules for healthy eating aside and enjoy some truly sinful treats, it is now. The beginning of winter, days cold and short, the fireplace warming the house and Christmas just around the corner. The perfect time for something sweet and comforting. These are the weeks when I eat (way too) many homemade cookies, pastries, spiced breads or brownies. They just make your kitchen and whole house smell so undescribably good that I can't resist the urge to pull out my baking bowl and get to work almost every day.

Over the years I've tried and experimented with several brownie recipes, and after many attempts I found this recipe here to be the best. I stopped playing around with other recipes and only turn to this proven one here every time my husband or friends want something chocolatey.





Ingredients:

2 sticks (close to 250g) unsalted butter
8 ounces (250g) fine quality dark chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar (I use unrefined, natural cane sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 eggs
2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat overn to 350°F/180°C. Butter a baking pan, ideally a rectengluar or square one, mine is 25x22cm (about 10- by 9-inch).

Melt butter and chocolate in a medium sized pot over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm. Whisk in sugar, vanilla and one egg at a time until mixture is smooth and glossy.

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt, then whisk into chocolate mixture until combined.

Spread in pan and bake for about 30 minutes.

Cool complety and dust with powdered sugar.



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