Friday, April 27, 2012

Cocoa Brownies

Is it possible to have too many brownie recipes?  Pretty much you can track how often I make brownies, because I hunt for a new recipe every time I make them, straining to remember exactly how good the last one was.  I knew I could count on Alton Brown to deliver; although I was put out that with a last name of "Brown" he didn't come up with some kind of clever title for them.  I'm willing to over-look that minor detail because the results were delightful.  This is probably the unhealthiest brownie I've yet made- super duper rich!  Very lovely... in little bites... on occasion. :)  Proceed with caution.

Cocoa Brownies (Alton Brown)

  • Soft butter, for greasing the pan
  • Flour, for dusting the buttered pan
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, sifted
  • 8 ounces melted butter
  • 11/4 cups cocoa, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan.
In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow. Add both sugars. Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine.
Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake for 45 minutes. Check for doneness with the tried-and-true toothpick method: a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan should come out clean. When it's done, remove to a rack to cool. Resist the temptation to cut into it until it's mostly cool.
SERVINGS: 16 (PER BROWNIE); Calories: 243; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 8 grams; Protein: 3 grams; Total carbohydrates: 28 grams; Sugar: 22 grams Fiber: 1 grams; Cholesterol: 83 milligrams; Sodium: 82 milligrams
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Momma Kaye said...

Only 243 calories.... Hmmmmmm. You always make it look so delicious!

jess and seth said...

Oh, did you have to put the fat content? If you don't know, it's like there isn't any at all. . . . These look so so good--I love Alton Brown!

kt said...

these were good...I went to get the camera and they were GONE!