Thursday, October 02, 2008

OCTOBER 'BITES' ~ BITTERSWEET BROWNIES


~ Nibbled dahlia petals

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BITTERSWEET BROWNIES
~ Smacking yummy treats ... crusty on top and wonderfully gooey inside (from Bitter Sweet: Recipes and Tales From a Life in Chocolate)
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6 1/2 oz. favorite good bittersweet chocolate
7 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cold large eggs
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces (optional)
  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 350-degrees. Line bottom and sides of 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or foil, with an overhang on 2 opposite sides.
  • Combine chocolate, butter, and sugar in medium heatproof bowl set in skillet of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth and hot enough that you remove finger quickly after dipping it in to test.
  • Remove from skillet. Stir in sugar, vanilla, and salt with wooden spoon. Add eggs one at a time; incorporate first egg before adding next. Stir in flour; beat with wooden spoon or rubber spatula until batter is smooth and glossy and comes away from sides of bowl, 1 to 2 minutes. Scrape batter into pan; even out and sprinkle with nuts (if desired).
  • Bake 20 minutes or until brownies begin t pull away from sides of pan. Surface will look dry but toothpick inserted in center will come out gooey. Let brownies cool completely on rack before serving. (16 servings)

8 comments:

nancybond said...

What a gorgeous dahlia...still among my all time favorites. :)

Jane Marie said...

You know by now that I'm a chocoholic. Bittersweet and semisweet are my favorite. This recipe is too gooey to pass up. Forget about the diet!

perennialgardener said...

Chocolate & Dahlias are a beautiful combination. I love anything chocolate! :)

Rose said...

The dahlia is beautiful, even if it has been nibbled on, Joey. Hmmm, I could be healthy by eating all the vegetables on the vegetable tart from yesterday, then I wouldn't feel guilty about eating these delicious-sounding brownies:)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

I'm so glad Thank God that I read this post now in the morning. I get so very hungry after reading all your lovely recipies and I can't go to bed hungry! Bittersweet heavy choc brownies sounds heavenly.

Cindy said...

Oh, that dahlia just glows, even with the nibbled ends. And that chocolate recipe, yum.

joey said...

I'm with you dear Nancy. Dahlias spark my almost totally perennial garden.

I love tempting you, Jane Marie ;)

Thanks dear P.G. ... I agree thinking the color and flavors speak of autumn and my bittersweet feelings this time of year.

Love your humor, Rose! Always delighted by your visit.

How cute, Tyra! Even with the time difference, we are much alike in our feelings.

Thanks Cindy. A nibble of something sweet is most enjoyable!

spookydragonfly said...

Fantastic image, Joey! I just woke up, grabbed my coffee and a couple of brownies...and here you have a brownie recipe posted. Enjoy your weekend!