WOW...these brownies really live up to their name. I was searching for a brownie recipe and when I saw this one called for melted butter it was the winner. I usually don't plan ahead and don't like to take the time to cream softened butter. These are a must try for all you chocolate and brownie lovers out there!
From: Annie's Eats, originally from Baking Illustrated
5 ounces semisweet chocolate or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into quarters (1 stick)
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all purpose flour
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350°F Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick vegetable cooking spray.
Fold two 12-inch pieces of foil lengthwise so that they measure 7 inches wide. Fit one sheet in bottom of greased pan, pushing it into corners and up sides of pan; overhang will help in removal of baked brownies. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
In a double-boiler, or medium heatproof bowl set over a pan of almost-simmering water, melt chocolates and butter, stirring occasionally until mixture is smooth. Whisk in cocoa until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
Whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in medium bowl until combined, about 15 seconds.
Whisk warm chocolate mixture into egg mixture; then stir in flour with wooden spoon until just combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan, spread into corners, and level surface with rubber spatula; bake until slightly puffed and toothpick inserted in center comes out with a small amount of sticky crumbs clinging to it, 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool on wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours, then remove brownies from pan using foil handles.
Cut into squares and serve. The original recipes calls for the brownies to be cut into 64 squares. I cut mine into 36 squares and cannot imagine them being any smaller than that. Store in an air-tight container.
I have had this double boiler for almost 4 years now and I finally got around to using it.
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