Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Deluxe Brownies

This is the second brownie recipe I have tried. It was pretty simple and easy.

Deluxe Brownies- shared from Hallee the Homemaker
5 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1  cup flour(I used whole wheat)
3 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts(optional)

Melt butter and chocolate in a small pan on the stove. Cool slightly.

In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Beat on high for 5 mins. Lower speed to low and add in chocolate mixture and beat for 2 mins. Add in flour until blended. Fold in nuts.

Place in greased and floured 9X9 pan(I used an 8 inch cake pan, because I don't own a square one!) Bake for 40-45 mins at 350 degrees until they start to pull away from the edge of the pan.

**I remember reading somewhere that instead of flouring the pan to use sugar that way you don't get the  flour on the outside of your baked good. So I tried it and it worked out wonderfully! Although I did have a little sugar crust on part of the brownie, but it did work! As for the father in law and my husband both liked them. The boys devoured them...I on the other hand thought they were ok. I think they will work for the peanut butter truffle brownies, but I'm still in search of the perfect recipe, its out there I know it. Maybe it's because I'm used to the store bought mix. The texture was pretty good, gooey, but perhaps I needed more sugar as I could taste the tartness of the chocolate still.

This recipe was shared at Finger Licking Friday!