1/2 cup butter, cubed
4 ounces German sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 tablespoons 2% milk
In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not overbake).
For topping, combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add the coconut, pecans, corn syrup and milk; mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto warm brownies; spread evenly.
Broil 6 in. from the heat for 2-4 minutes or until top is browned and bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars Yield: 16 brownies.
Preparation time – 20 mins
Cooking time – 25 mins
Makes – 16 servings
1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 1/4 cups granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
green food coloring (optional)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) and place the rack in the center of the oven. Have ready a 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) square baking pan that has been lined with aluminum foil across the bottom and up two opposite sides of the pan. Set aside.
In a stainless steel (heatproof) bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well (with a wooden spoon) after each addition. Stir in the flour and salt and beat, with a wooden spoon, until the batter is smooth and glossy and comes away from the sides of the pan (about one minute). Pour the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until the brownies start to pull away from the sides of the pan and the edges of the brownies are just beginning to brown. A toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies will come out almost clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to completely cool.
In the bowl of your electric mixer or with a hand mixer, beat all the ingredients until smooth. Add a few drops of green food coloring if you want the frosting green. If the frosting is too thick, add a little extra cream. (The frosting should be just thin enough to spread.) Spread the frosting evenly over the cooled brownie layer. Place in the refrigerator for about 5-10 minutes or until firm.
Chocolate Ganache: In a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the chocolate and and cream. Allow to col about 15 minutes. Stir. Spread over the mint filling and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Remove the brownies from the pan by lifting with the ends of the foil and transfer to a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut into squares. It is a good idea to wipe your knife between cuts with a damp cloth. These brownies can be stored in the refrigerator for several days or else frozen.
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a 9-inch square baking pan with butter. Line bottom and two sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the two sides. Butter paper, and set pan aside. In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
2. Place butter and chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of gently simmering water. Heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes; remove bowl from pan. Add sugar; mix to combine. Add eggs, and mix to combine. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened (do not overmix). Add chocolate chips. Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top.
3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Using paper overhang, lift brownies out of pan; transfer to a rack to cool completely (still on paper). On a cutting board, using a dampened serrated knife, cut into 16 squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 2 days.
Prep Time – 15 minutes
Total Time – 3 hours
Yield – Makes 16
275g/10oz plain chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
275g/10oz unsalted butter
85g/3oz pecans, broken into pieces
85g/3oz milk chocolate, cut into large chunks
85g/3oz white chocolate, cut into large chunks
175g/6oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
325g/12oz caster sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas3. Line a 30x20x3.5cm/12x8x1½in tin with lightly buttered greaseproof paper or foil.
2. Put the plain chocolate and butter in a large bowl, place over a pan of simmering water and allow to melt.
3. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and stir in the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla essence. Fold in the flour, nuts and chocolate.
4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared cake tin. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. The top should be firm but the inside should feel soft when cooked. Allow to cool in the tin. Remove the brownies from the tin and cut into squares.
Preparation time – Less than 30 mins
Cooking time – 10 to 30 mins
Makes – 20-24 squares
4 (1-ounce) unsweetened chocolate baking squares
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
This basic, but outstanding chocolate fudge brownie recipe offers endless dessert options” you can add nuts or mix things up by turning them into cheesecake brownies. This brownie recipe is a must-have for your recipe box.
Prep: 15 min., Bake: 40 min.
If you’re a fan of nuts, stir 1 cup chopped, toasted pecans into the batter. After baking, sift a little powdered sugar over the top, or spread with our deliciously rich Chocolate Glaze. To easily remove and cut brownies, line the pan with greased and floured heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing several inches to extend over sides. After baking and cooling, lift the block of brownies from the pan using the foil. Press the foil sides down, and cut.
Yield: Makes 32 brownies
Microwave chocolate squares in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 1/2 minutes, stirring at 30-second intervals until melted. Stir until smooth.
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add melted chocolate, beating just until blended.
Add flour, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in vanilla and chocolate morsels. Spread batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.
Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares.
Praline-Pecan Brownies: Prepare and bake Chocolate Fudge Brownies as directed; cool completely. Spread uncut brownies evenly with Chocolate Glaze; sprinkle evenly with 2 cups coarsely chopped Praline Pecans.
Caramel-Coconut-Pecan Brownies: Prepare batter for Chocolate Fudge Brownies as directed; spread batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan. Sprinkle batter evenly with 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels, and 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans. Drizzle evenly with 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk. Bake at 350° for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden brown and center is set. Makes 32 brownies. Prep: 20 min., Bake: 55 min.
Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake: Sprinkle 1/2 cup toasted, chopped pecans evenly over the bottom of each of 2 greased and floured 9-inch springform pans. Prepare Chocolate Fudge Brownie batter as directed. Divide batter evenly between pans, spreading over chopped pecans.
Beat 4 (8-ounce) packages of softened cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth; add 1 3/4 cups sugar, beating until blended. Add 7 large eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Divide cream cheese mixture evenly between each pan, spreading over brownie batter.
Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; cool completely on wire racks. Spread top of each cooled cheesecake with 1 recipe Chocolate Glaze; cover and chill 8 hours. Remove sides of pans before serving. Garnish, if desired, with fresh mint sprigs and sliced strawberries. Makes 2 (9-inch) cheesecakes. Prep: 30 min.; Bake: 1 hr., 15 min.; Chill: 8 hrs.
Note: We topped each cheesecake with 1 full recipe of Chocolate Glaze. For a thinner layer of chocolate on top, divide 1 recipe of glaze between the two cakes.
Peppermint Brownie Tarts: Prepare batter for Chocolate Fudge Brownies as directed. Divide batter evenly between 2 greased and floured 9-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely on wire racks.
Beat 1/2 cup softened butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar alternately with 1/3 cup milk, beating at low speed after each addition. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil. Divide butter mixture between each tart, spreading evenly over cooled brownies in pans; cover and chill 1 hour or until firm. Divide 1 recipe Chocolate Glaze evenly between each tart, spreading over chilled butter mixture in pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy canes around outer edge of each tart. Makes 2 (9-inch) tarts. Prep: 30 min., Bake: 20 min., Chill: 1 hr.
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125g butter, chopped
250g white chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs, lightly beaten,
1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
2 cups chocolate chips, see recipes below for other suggestions
Makes 24 brownies.
I have used two patty cake pans with a 1/4 cup (water) capacity. Generously spray with non-stick baking spray or line with paper cases. Larger muffin pans can be used just be aware that you will make less brownies and need to bake them a little longer.
The oven should be preheated to 160oC (325oF)
1. In a medium size microwave safe bowl heat the chopped butter on high for 30 seconds. Stir then repeat for another 30 seconds, the butter should be melted. Add the white chocolate and heat for another 30 seconds. Remove and stir until blended. You may need a further 20 seconds. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly so that you do not cook the eggs when you add them.
2. Add the brown sugar and the beaten eggs. Stir through.
3. Add the sifted flour and stir through until smooth.
4. Divide the brownie batter evenly into the patty cake pans. Using a small icecream scoop makes this quick and easy.
5. Evenly divide the chocolate chips and press lightly into the top of the batter. Don’t be suprised by how many there are I have been very generous but then again I really love rich chocolate brownies. The reason I do not mix the chocolate chips into the batter is that this way you can instantly see what type of brownie you are eating increasing their WOW! factor.
6. Bake in a preheated oven set to 160oC (325oF) for 22 minutes.
7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing to a cake rack to cool completely. If you have not use paper liners take great care, I usually use a flat knife to help lift them out.
8. Store in an airtight container for one week. The white chocolate brownies can be frozen for up to two months.
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Chocolate brownies are an irresistible treat. For an even more decadent dessert, top your brownies with chocolate fudge frosting. Many people pull out a boxed mix when they want to make chocolate brownies, but you can make your own from scratch in the same time it would take you to make a boxed mix. Here’s how to make chocolate brownies:
1/2 cup butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup Cocoa powder (optional)
Chocolate fudge frosting
Round or square baking pan, approximately 8×8
Wooden spoon or whisk
1. Prepare to make chocolate brownies. Before you begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and generously grease your baking pan. For this recipe, you’ll need a pan measuring approximately 8″ by 8″, although you can double the recipe to fill a larger pan.
2. Melt butter and chocolate. Add the butter and chocolate to a medium saucepan, and heat over low heat until the mixture has melted. Watch carefully so it does not burn, and as soon as the mixture has melted, remove it from the heat.
3. Mix the brownies. Mix the eggs, sugar, and vanilla into the butter/chocolate mixture with a wooden spoon or whisk. Beat lightly for a few minutes until the ingredients have combined. Then stir in the flour, as well as nuts or chocolate chips. You can use regular chocolate chips, or the white chocolate or butterscotch variety. For an even more intense chocolate flavor, add cocoa powder to the batter. Do not overmix the batter, or the texture of your brownies will change.
4. Bake the brownies. Spread the brownie batter evenly in the baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes. When they’re done, a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan should come out clean. Do not overbake, or they will be dry and crumbly instead of chewy.
5. Enjoy! Remove your brownies from the oven and frost them using store-bought or homemade chocolate fudge frosting. Then cut them into bars using a sharp knife. Serve your delicious warm brownies with a glass of cold milk.
Chocolate brownies make a delicious after-school treat for kids, and are also great to have on hand when company arrives. Although you can make them from a boxed mix, they won’t be nearly as delicious as this homemade variety.
This is a brownie with a dry cracked crust, a wonderfully moist texture, and a rich deep chocolate flavor. Brownies are often classified as “fudgy” or “cakey”, yet I would describe this brownie as a cross between the two. They are wonderful plain or I often serve them for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The beauty of the Brownie is that it is made using just one bowl. First you melt the chocolate with the butter and then, one by one, you stir in the rest of the ingredients. You do not have to pull out your electric mixer, all you need is a wire whisk and spatula (or wooden spoon). The deep chocolate flavor of these brownies comes from semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder (either unsweetened or Dutch-processed). As I have stated so often with other chocolate recipes, the quality of the chocolate will affect the taste of your brownies. So buy the best you can afford. When choosing a chocolate, always buy one that you enjoy eating out-of-hand. Look for chocolate that has a lovely shiny finish (a sign that the chocolate was cooked at the right temperature for the right amount of time) and one that has that wonderful ‘snap’ when you break it into pieces. Although this recipe calls for adding chocolate chips to the batter, you could substitute nuts (chopped walnuts or pecans) for the chocolate chips.
Now, the challenge with all Brownies is how long they should be baked. It is amazing how just a minute or two will turn a moist brownie into one that is dry and tasteless. So use the stated baking time as a guide only and test the brownies a few minutes before the end of the baking time. Test with a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies. These brownies are done when the toothpick still has a little batter clinging to it and a few moist clumps. You do not want the toothpick to be clean as this means the brownies have been over baked.
Brownies are definitely America’s favorite bar cookie (square). It is hard to believe that they began their life in a Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog over 100 years ago (1897). Brownies are so named because of their dark brown color, not because they contain chocolate. In fact, the first brownie recipes didn’t even contain chocolate. When I looked in Fannie Farmer’s ‘Boston Cooking School Cook Book’ the Brownie recipe calls for butter, sugar, Porto Rico molasses, an egg, flour, and pecan meat. So, I think we can safely say that our Brownie has evolved over the last century.
5 ounces (140 grams) semisweet or bittersweet chocolatechopped
1/2 cup (1 stick) (113 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons (15 grams) cocoa powder
1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (125 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place the rack in the center of the oven. Butter (or spray with a nonstick cooking spray) an 8 inch (20 cm) square pan.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a large stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar . Next, whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Finally, stir in the flour, salt and chocolate chips (if using).
Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a little batter and a few moist clumps clinging to it. Do not over bake. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or chilled. These freeze very well.