Adapted from King Arthur Flour....With just a few simple decorations, you can turn the brownies into something extra special. Use a raspberry, caramel, chocolate sauce or some sweetened whipped cream to decorate. Make some chocolate curls using a vegetable peeler. I love to make them into mini brownies as well.These brownies would be extra cute for tea parties. Just cut them in round bite-size pieces and decorate as desired. I love to add various flavorings to my brownies....orange peel/extract has got to be one of my favorites. But I also like to add other flavorings, such as Irish Cream, rum, raspberry and mint.
These brownies delivered....they were incredibly good. If you like chocolate, you will probably like these brownies. Chocolaty and fudgy...
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
1.Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan
2. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the heat (or microwave) briefly, just until it's hot (about 110°F to 120°F), but not bubbling; it'll become shiny looking as you stir it. Heating this mixture a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.
3. While the sugar heats a second time, crack the 4 eggs into a bowl, and beat them with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla till smooth.
4. Add the hot butter/sugar mixture, stirring until smooth.
5. Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth. Note: If you want the chips to remain intact in the baked brownies, rather than melting in, let the batter cool in the bowl for about 20 minutes before stirring in the chips.
6. Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan. I used parchment paper on the bottom.
7. Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Mine did excellent at the 30 minute mark, even though the toothpick still had some moist crumbs/filling. It continues to cook as it cools. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and the center should look very moist, but not uncooked. Remove them from the oven and cool on a rack before cutting and serving.
You can cut brownies traditionally in big squares or opt to cut them mini and place them in mini muffin liners.
Make elegant desserts by cutting them in round shapes using a biscuit cutter. Decorate as desired....with whipped cream,shaved chocolate curls(using a vegetable peeler), raspberry sauce, ice cream and caramel sauce...or whatever you prefer, like chocolate covered espresso beans.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (49g)|
|Recipe Makes: 24 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 54 (56%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 6g||8 %|
|Saturated Fat 3.1g||15 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.4g|
|Cholesterol 70.6mg||22 %|
|Sodium 5261.5mg||181 %|
|Potassium 92.3mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.3g||5 %|
|Sugars, other 8.7g|
|Protein 2.9g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 97
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