The Best Brownies Ever?

IMG_2985 As you all know, I love chocolate and baked goods. And the combination of the two is my kryptonite, for I cannot resist a well-made brownie. IMG_2993 When I saw this recipe online I knew it was worth trying. I never underestimate the ease of making brownies from a box, but as far as brownies-from-scratch go this brownie recipe is stellar. Knock back some of the sugar in the recipe like I did and add some nuts for a serving of healthy fat, and you end up with a delicious, chewy brownie that satisfies your chocolate craving with minimal impact to your waistline!

The Best Brownies Ever (original recipe featured on Yahoo Shine; makes 16 brownies)

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder (spooned into cup to measure, then leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, chilled
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup walnut pieces (I decided to leave them out this time, but the brownies taste great with them!)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F and position your rack in bottom third of oven. Line an 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan with foil, pressing foil firmly against pan sides and leaving 2-inch overhang. Coat foil with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking until butter stops foaming and browned bits form at bottom of pan, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Immediately add sugar, cocoa, 2 teaspoons water, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir to blend. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Add eggs to hot mixture 1 at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each addition.
  5. When mixture looks thick and shiny, add flour and stir until blended. Beat vigorously 60 strokes. Stir in nuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  6. Bake brownies until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean (about 25 minutes). Cool in pan on rack. Using foil overhang, lift brownies from pan. Cut into 4 strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 4 brownies. Store airtight at room temperature.

Nutritional Information (for those individuals who want to know. For those who would rather remainIMG_2992 ignorant and eat the whole pan of brownies, no need to read any further)

One brownie (1/16th of the recipe) contains: Calories (kcal) 199.7

%Calories from Fat 57.2

Fat (g) 12.7

Saturated Fat (g) 5.2

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s