Monday, October 13, 2008

Barefoot Contessa's Brownies

Ok girls. These brownies are to die for! (I mean you literally might die from a heart attack--either from the butter coursing through your veins or just from sheer delight!!!) I got this from a show on the food network highlighting decadent desserts!

6 eggs
3 T coffee granules (you can omit, but I just used 2T. If you like mocha, use the 3. She says it richens up the chocolate flavor)
2 T vanilla
2 1/4 C sugar
Whisk together.

Melt and cool 6 oz unsweetened chocolate, 1 pound butter, and 1 pound semi-sweet chocolate. Pour into egg mixture and mix.

1 C flour
1 T baking powder
1 t salt
Fold into chocolate mixture.

Stir in 12 oz chocolate chips, and 3 C walnuts (I used 1 1/2 C toasted almonds cuz Chris hates walnuts). Add a little flour to the chips and nuts before adding to the mix, so they won't sink to the bottom of pan. I also leave them plain and that is good, too.

Pour into buttered and floured 13x17 (it's the one just bigger than a jelly roll) cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Halfway through baking, rap pan on oven rack to get the air bubbles out. Cool, and refrigerate before cutting and serving!


Erika and Ryan said...

Wow, these look evil! So moist and rich! I think I'm going to have to try them!

Heather said...

Nik, oh my! I second the comment by Erika, MOIST is key with brownies! I want to reach into the computer and grab one! Maybe you should make these for a girl's day!!!!

Erika and Ryan said...

These are the best brownies EVER! I can't believe how wonderful these are. Yes, you can taste all the butter in them, but it tastes soooooo good!