Some folks like them with crispy edges. Others like theirs cakey, and still more like them fudgy. What's a baker to do? Here’s a very simple and classic recipe for the
perfect brownie that you'll return to time after time. The result—a cross between chewy and light—will floor even your toughest brownie critics. Serve these warm with ice cream or cold with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a small saucepan
set over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate
together; remove from heat immediately. Stir well.
2. Pour the contents of the saucepan into a
medium mixing bowl, and stir in the sugar,
eggs and vanilla. Beat well.
3. Fold in the flour, salt and chocolate chips;
combine well. Pour into a greased and floured
8 x 8-inch baking pan. Bake for about 35–40
minutes, until a knife inserted into the middle
comes out clean.
Some of us prefer our brownies to be simple and
unadorned—a pure celebration of chocolate. Others
love to add extra flavors and textures. Here are
some to consider:
Nuts Unsalted walnuts are the nut of choice, but
cashews, slivered almonds, crushed macadamia
nuts, even peanuts all work great.
Extracts A few drops of mint, almond or coconut
extract or a splash of brandy or liqueur, add a
new twist to the flavor.
Sweets For kids large and small, consider throwing
in a fistful of M&Ms, Raisinettes, Jr. Mints or
Goobers. Or simply add a few teaspoons of jelly
or jam to the top of the uncooked batter, and use a
toothpick or sharp knife to evenly lace it in.
Fruit Dried pineapple, apricots, cherries or
cranberries add sweetness and texture, as does
candied lemon or orange peel.
October 08, 2011 12:00 PM
Looks Delicious !! Will bake these soon. Thank you so much.
October 07, 2011 1:04 PM
Nom. I pinned the recipe and will bake it soon. LOVE the extras. I never thought of swirling in jelly or dried/candied fruit and I adore the combination of fruit and chocolate. Thanks for the tips!
October 07, 2011 12:13 PM
This. Looks. AMAZING!
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