I have a horrible weakness for brownies with lots of nuts and coffee ice cream. It’s why I never make brownies because it’s just too painful to pass it up!! But there you have it, a rainy day with friends coming over and I had to “bring on” the chocolate! So, you all know that brown butter brownie recipe flying around the web? Yep, that one. We had to try it and it’s a shame. It’s a one bowl, no mixer, ridiculously easy, decadent and no fuss recipe. I am sooooo in trouble here. Check it out! You won’t have any regrets, just maybe a few pounds heavier…….or more laps around the swimming pool this summer. Either way, it’s ALL good!
From Bon Appétit February 2011
Pam vegetable oil spray
1/2 cup +2 tablespoons unsalted butter (10 T) cut into pieces
1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs, chilled
1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon unbleached AP flour
1 cup slightly chopped walnuts (I used more just because!)
Place rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 325°F. Line 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan with foil (I used glass), pressing foil firmly against pan sides and leaving 2-inch overhang. Coat foil with nonstick spray.
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; immediately add sugar, cocoa, 2 teaspoons water, vanilla, and
1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt. Stir to blend. Let cool 5 minutes (mixture will still be hot). Add eggs to hot mixture 1 at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each
addition. When mixture looks thick and shiny, add flour and stir until blended. Beat vigorously 60 strokes. Stir in nuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Bake brownies until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean (with a few moist crumbs attached), about 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Using foil overhang, lift brownies from pan. Serve with your favorite ice cream, sprinkle with confectioners sugar or smear cream cheese icing on them. If you can wait that long!
Try not to devour before guests arrive, but if you do go brush your teeth to hide all traces and then be sure to blame it on the dogs!! ;-0)
WORKS Every time!!
“I get a little bit Stronger”…….for all the strong hearts out there.;-)