Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I had some unsweetened chocolate kicking around in the cupboard, so when my latest issue of Every Day Food arrived in the mailbox I took one look at these brownies and just HAD to make them. YUM!

(the original recipe is by Melissa McMacken)

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 oz unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 oz semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Melt chocolates and butter over low heat on the stove until smooth. You could use a double boiler over simmering water, but I often don't. Let the chocolate cool a bit. Whisk in the sugars, and then the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each, and then the vanilla.

In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt together with a fork. Dump into the bowl with the chocolate/egg mixture and stir until just combined.

**At this point, if you want to add 1 cup chopped pecans, go for it! I can't eat nuts so I omitted that step.

Pour the batter into a greased 9x9 inch square baking pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle with a few handfuls of semi-sweet chocolate chips and press them down gently (don't submerge them though).

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 F for about 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely and then pop them out of the pan and slice. Mmmm! I couldn't even resist taking a bite during the photo op.

Makes one 9x9 inch pan, or about 12 brownies.

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