Saturday, September 20, 2008

Outrageous Brownies

Whenever I need to make brownies, I go to 2 recipes, either Triple chocolate or Outrageous. This time, outrageous won! I iced them with a simple chocolate buttercream. I doubled the recipe and used my sheet pan for giant sheet cakes. They always come out perfectly!

Outrageous Brownies
Ina Garten

1 pound unsalted butter
1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
6 extra-large eggs
3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided (1 cup for batter and 1/4 cup in the chips)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups diced walnut pieces (omitted in case of allergies)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour a 13 by 18 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.
Melt together the butter, 1 pound chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate on top of a double boiler. Cool slightly. Stir together the eggs, instant coffee, vanilla and sugar. Stir in the warm chocolate mixture and cool to room temperature.
Stir together 1 cup of the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips with 1/4 cup flour to coat. Then add to the chocolate batter. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until tester just comes out clean. Halfway through the baking, rap the pan against the oven shelf to allow air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Do not over-bake! Cool thoroughly, refrigerate well and cut into squares.


Stephanie said...

mouth. watering.

Melissa said...

Ashlee - I love your blog and would like to pass this excellence award on to you.

Kristine Kascak said...

Did you mail any to me? You know they're my favorite. So good I'd even consider adding ashes to them and eating them!!!