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Ina is definitely trying to plump me up (even more).Thursday, May 28, 2009
Seriously!! How can Ina use soooo much butter and sugar!? I mean, I'm used to the extra large eggs and I always know her desserts are going to contain a bunch of sugar and butter...but, these almost made me gain 10 pounds just reading the recipe!! This week's Barefoot Bloggers recipe was chosen by Eva of I'm boring. Do you not care if I fit into a bathing suit this summer!? Do you not know how much I adore brownies of any sort!? Ah well...life is short. I did make just a couple of tiny adjustments; I halved the recipe (and it still made 40!!!) and I added an extra special sea salt...I'll list it in the recipe. Outrageous Brownies by Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook p. 172 or FoodNetwork.com (half recipe) 1/2 lb. unsalted butter 1/2 lb. + 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate 3 extra large eggs 1 1/2 Tbs. instant coffee powder I used espresso powder 1 Tbs. vanilla 1 1/8 c. sugar 1 c. flour, divided 1/2 Tbs. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt I used Espresso Brava Sea Salt 1 1/2 c. walnut pcs. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease & flour sheet pan. Melt butter, 1/2 lb. chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate on top of double boiler. Cool slightly. Stir together eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar. Stir in warm chocolate mixture and cool to room temperature. Stir together 1/2 c. flour, baking powder & salt. Add to cooled chocolate mixture. Toss walnuts & remaining chocolate chips with remaining 1/2 c. flour. Stir into batter. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes (for half recipe). Cool and cut. Refrigerate any leftovers. There will definitely be leftovers--this was a half recipe!! Share with friends, neighbors, loved ones...anybody who needs a little extra meat on their bones. Don't forget to visit Barefoot Bloggers to see how everybody else's OUTRAGEOUS BROWNIES turned out!
Michiana-based food writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.