Monday, November 3, 2008

Double Chocolate Brownies

I’d been scouring the internet (food bogs in particular) for a good brownie recipe ever since I volunteered to be in charge of dessert for a recent potluck at work. This recipe caught my eye and I decided to give it a shot. I’m so glad I did because it turned out to undoubtedly be the best brownies I’ve ever eaten, and I’ve eaten several! I love a rich, fudgy and moist brownie, and this one certainly fits the bill.

(Recipe adapted from
(For 16 small brownies)
8 ounces semisweet chocolate

5 Tbsp unsalted butter, plus some more for greasing the baking dish
2 eggs
¾ cup sugar (adjust according to the kind of chocolate used and the amount of sweetness desired)
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup all- purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup chopped walnuts (reserve about 2 Tbsp of this for sprinkling on the top)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with foil and grease well with butter.

Melt the chocolate and butter on medium heat checking to make sure that the chocolate does not burn. I use a microwave for this, but you could also use a double boiler. Mix well to combine.

Whisk together eggs and sugar until foamy and pale, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add salt, vanilla, and cocoa powder and mix well to combine.

Add the melted chocolate mixture and mix well until combined. Stir in the chopped walnuts.

Sift the flour and baking powder over the mixture and whisk to combine.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Smooth the top out with a spatula. Sprinkle the reserved walnuts on top.

Bake in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out relatively clean.

Let cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

To make it a little fancy, I also drizzled some chocolate sauce (prepared by mixing melted butter, sweet chocolate, milk and some vanilla extract) over the top of the brownies once they had cooled.
The brownies were a HUGE hit at work and I got a lot of compliments.
Thank you so much,

27 Burps:

Happy cook said...

WOw this brownies are sunfully delicious. It looks so chocolaty and moist. Wish i could have a huge piece from that.
The more i see that pic from here the more i get the temptation to make it.

TBC said...

Good God, HC! You are quick!
Thank you. You make soooo many fabulous treats. This would be child's play for you! :D

TBC said...

Good God, HC! You are quick!
Thank you. You make soooo many fabulous treats. This would be child's play for you! :D

TBC said...

Good God, HC! You are quick!
Thank you. You make soooo many fabulous treats. This would be child's play for you! :D

Divya Vikram said...

That looks moist and chewy! Too tempting..

Uma said...

wow, I wish I was at the party to enjoy these yummy brownies! Beautiful picture.

Laavanya said...

That first picture is mindblowing.. absolutely tempting and you are right.. so rich and fudgy. I've got to try this.

Rachel said...

I would love it if someone offered me that at work :)
love ur header.

LF said...

Brownies are a perfect autumn treat. I've been craving brownies and just might give these ones a try. Your picture is irresistible.

Kalai said...

Wow! This is the second delicious looking brownie I've seen today! This really looks totally off the hook. Bookmarked! :)

Arundathi said...

aarrgghhh - you're killing me here at work!! :(

CocoaZilla said...

Those look amazing! Thanks!

Malar Gandhi said...

WOW!!! simply irresistable!

Nags said...

lovely idea to beautify the top :)

Anonymous said...

These look super moist and rich!

Aparna said...

I love brownies and these look yummy.
I make two versions, onw with chocolate and one with cocoa for guilt-free consumption! :)

mitr_bayarea said...

Truly a killer dessert, looks so moist and yummy.

raaji said...

i always wanted to have brownies to be so moist that i never ended making them........this is so chocolaty color makes me go ga-ga..

Vaishali said...

Those brownies are amazing, TBC. And I do love your new header.

Jennifer said...

This looks delish! I am just newly married and starting to experiment myself in the kitchen! I am adding you on to my blog roll.

Sharmi said...

the pic of that brownie looks fantastic:) so many recipes I have missed.

Cynthia said...

You're a bad, bad woman :) sinfully good!

TBC said...

Divya, Uma, Arundathi, Cocoazilla, Nags, Homecooked, Aparna and Mitr- thank you for your sweet comments.:D

Laavanya, If, Kalai and Raaji- I'm sure you'll love these brownies. Anita's recipe is fabulous!

Rachel- I'm so glad you noticed the change! :D

Malar- welcome!
Thank you.:)

Vaishali- thank you:D
I was getting really tired of the same old look. I'm glad you like it!:D

Jennifer- welcome! and thank you!
That's how most of us started out in the kitchen. Happy cooking! :D

Sharmi- thanks.:D

Cynthia- Not half as bad as you though! ;-)
Thank you.:)

lakshmi said...

would you believe that brownie! it looks awfully good! so moist and fudgy, i can imagine digging my teeth into them right now. i am such a slave to chocolate i tell you.

Kevin said...

Those look so moist and good!

OLGUIS said...

this brownie looks fantastic.


TBC said...

Lakshmi- aren't we all!:D I too cannot get enough of chocolate.:D

Kevin & Olguis- thanks! :)

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