Thursday, September 6, 2018


 Everybody needs a good brownie recipe.
This one is more than good.
It's G-R-R-R-R-R-E-A-T!!!!!
I thought I already had the "ultimate" brownie recipe.
Not so sure now.
I think this one surpasses it.
It's dense.
It's fudgy.
It's decadent.
That's my brownie trifecta and this recipe 
satisfies all three criteria.
Plus its super simple and easy.
It's win-win.

Outstanding Brownies
 2 sticks unsalted butter
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
4 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 TB vanilla
1 cup flour

 Heat oven to 350°.
Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan
and line with buttered parchment paper.

Combine butter, chocolate, and sugars and melt,
either in microwave on low power
 or in double boiler set over simmering water.
Cool slightly.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs until light and foamy.
Whisk in salt, vanilla, and chocolate mixture.
Fold in flour until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 35-40 minutes.
Cool in pan on rack.

When cool, evenly spread frosting over top.
For the ganache frosting,
I found opened bags of both semi sweet and bittersweet chocolates
and decided to use them up.
Bags are usually 10 ounces,
so you could use all of one or the other.
It doesn't really matter at this point.

Ganache Frosting
4.2 oz. semi sweet chocolate
6.4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 TB butter
1 cup heavy cream
Combine all ingredients and heat until melted.
Mix thoroughly, then pour over cooled brownies.

Oh yeah.
Smooth it out.

Slice and crown with a pecan.

Nuke it and get that molten chocolate.



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