Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sticky Chocolate Brownies

There hasn’t been a brownie halaqa in like two months so I just couldn’t wait any longer. I needed some baked goods. These brownies are from Chocolate Box. They use dark brown sugar so that’s what gives these their sticky texture. When you melt the ingredients, the brown sugar doesn’t dissolve and it’ll look like seized chocolate. But not to worry, it tastes good. They bake up with a smooth, crackly top and you’ll know they’re done when they separate from the sides of the pan. I was obsessive and measured 125 grams on our little chef scale. It’s pretty close to just measuring out the chips in your glass measuring cup to 5 ounces.

Like most brownies, these taste better the next day. Unless you eat an oven warmed brownie with ice cream, try to restrain yourself. Cool them. Store them in a plastic container with a lid. Eat them tomorrow. It’s worth it! They set up more and become chewier.  

Sticky Chocolate Brownies

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
¾ cup sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar
4.5 oz/125 grams semisweet chocolate
1 tbsp corn syrup
2 eggs
1 tsp chocolate or vanilla extract
¾ cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease with butter or shortening an 8x8 inch cake pan.
Place the butter, sugars, chocolate, and corn syrup in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring until the mixture is well blended and smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool.
In a separate bowl, beat together eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk in the cooled chocolate mixture.
In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder, then fold carefully into the gg and chocolate mixture using a rubber spatula.

Spoon the prepared batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until the top is crisp and smooth, and the edge of the brownies begin to separate away from the sides of the pan. The inside of the batter will still be quite heavy and soft to the touch.

Let the brownies cool completely in the pan, dust with cocoa powder if desires then cut into squares and serve.
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