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Basic Brownie Recipe - April, 2017.

 

 

Everyone should have a good brownie recipe.

Here's the Fat Witch basic for at-home baking.  Many delectable ingredients can be added to make this your signature dessert.

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These are merely suggestions and amounts.  Get creative and stir in a favorite!

  • Ingredients
  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted
      butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (cacao 60% or more), chopped into small even-sized pieces 
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • ½ cup of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Additional ingredient(s):  walnuts, pecans, dried apricots, white chocolate chunks, etc. etc. etc.
  • Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9” square pan with butter or cooking spray.  Dust with flour and tap out the excess.
  • In a small heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat.
  • Stir frequently until almost melted.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir until the mixture is smooth and completely melted.
  • Set aside to cool. 
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  • Add the cooled chocolate mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Measure the flour and salt and sift directly into the chocolate mixture.
  • Mix only until the white of the dry ingredients disappears.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean or only a few crumbs.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and cool for 1-2 hours. 
  • Cut just before serving..
  • Makes 12 to 16 brownies 

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Product will stay fresh for 5 days at room temperature. Serve at room temperature.
If desired, refrigerate immediately for 3 weeks or freeze for 3 months.