Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Brownies for Birthday

Wallace celebrated his birthday today and I made brownies for his birthday cake because I know he'll eat it, LOL! Instead of having a fancy cake which will remain uneaten and eventually get tossed out.

Recipe is from Nigella Lawson's "How to be a Domestic Goddess".  Okay I'm not trying to be one.....but she does have some amazing recipes.

1 2/3 cups soft unsalted butter
12 ounces best bittersweet chocolate
6 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
13x9x2 1/2 inches pan

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line your brownie pan - I think it's worth lining the sides as well as the base - with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a large heavy based pan.  In  a bowl or large wide-mouthed measuring cup, beat the eggs with the vanilla and sugar.  Measure the  flour into another bowl and add the salt.
  3. When the chocolate mixture has melted, let it cool a bit before beating in the eggs and sugar and then the nuts and flour.  Beat to combine smoothly and then scrape out of the saucepan into the lined pan.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes.  When it's ready, top should be dried to a paler brown speckle but the middle still dark and dense and gooey.  And even with such a big batch you do need to keep alert, keep checking:  the difference between gungy brownies and dry brownies is only a few minute; remember that they will continue to cook as they cool.
Makes a maximum of 48.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Great idea!! I amm doing that next time too:)