Wednesday, 11 January 2017

easy to make, fudgy & delicious brownies

 How to Make Brownies from Scratch

 

Easy, Fudgy Brownies Recipe from Scratch

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These rich and chocolaty brownies have dense, fudgy middles and crinkly tops. They aren’t overly sweet.If you are like  and find yourself reaching for darker chocolate over milk chocolate, these are most certainly for you. They are one-bowl and come together in minutes. There’s also a good chance you already have all the ingredients on hand.

Use either natural or Dutch-processed cocoa powder for these. Both work well and will taste slightly different. If you get a chance, try both and see which is your favorite.

These are on the bittersweet side – we like that, but if you are more into milk chocolate than semi-sweet or dark, these may be a little bitter for you.Try to add extra milk or sugar or di

Makes 16 Brownies
 
How to Make Brownies from Scratch

    Ingredients

  • 10 tablespoons (145 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (80 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder, natural or Dutch-process
  • 1/4 rounded teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 1/2 cup (65 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup (75 grams) chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

    Method

  • Prepare Batter

  • Position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven and heat to 325 degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides. (This helps when removing the baked brownies from the pan, once cooled).

    Add enough water to a medium saucepan so that it is 1 to 2 inches deep. Heat water until barely simmering. Combine butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and the salt in a medium heat-safe bowl. Rest the bowl over simmering water (if the bottom of the bowl touches the water, remove a little water).

    Stir mixture occasionally until the butter has melted and mixture is quite warm. Don’t worry if it looks gritty, it will become smooth once you add the eggs and flour. Remove the bowl from heat and set aside for 3 to 5 minutes until it is only warm, not hot.

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    Stir in vanilla with a wooden spoon or spatula. Then, add eggs, one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one
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    When the batter looks thick, shiny and well blended, add the flour and stir until fully incorporated, then beat with the wooden spoon or spatula for 40 to 50 strokes. (The batter will be quite thick). Stir in nuts, if using. Spread evenly in lined pan.

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          Bake Brownies.
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted into the center and come out almost clean (you want it to be a little moist with batter).

    Note: Some have found they need to bake an extra 10 minutes, so keep an eye on the brownies and use the toothpick test as per your requirement.

    Cool completely then remove from pan. For the cleanest lines when cutting, place into freezer for 20 to 30 minutes to firm up. Cut into 16 squares.
 

          How to Make Brownies from Scratch - Easy Brownie Recipe