Pinterest is the devil.*
There. I said it.
I spend way too much time there, pinning recipe after recipe that I absolutely can’t live without making at least once. Including the recipe for these brownies.
These decadent, super chocolate, sexy (yes, I said sexy), rich, fudgy brownies.
And when Oprah declares something one of her favorite things? It’s no joke.
What choice did I have but to bake them myself? None. No choice at all.
And in case you were wondering – yes. My arm still hurts from being twisted so hard. But I knew that you, my beautiful friends, would benefit from my sharing this recipe with you.
The things I do for you people…
Melt the butter, chocolate and espresso (or, in my case, coffee) in a double boiler, or a large bowl set over simmering water.
Try not to dive in face-first. If I can fight the urge, so can you.
Mix in the sugars and salt.
Remove the bowl from the heat, make sure the chocolate is around room temperature, and add the eggs and vanilla. Important: Don’t over-beat the eggs into the chocolate or you’ll go from fudgy brownies to cakey brownies.
Pour the dry ingredients on top and gently fold them in.
Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment or foil. I used two sheets and laid them in different directions and sprayed them. Once the brownies are finished, use the foil to remove them from the pan.
Let ’em cool and cut ’em. And you end up with…this.
Yeah. That just happened.
And now I want it to happen again. Like, right now.
Adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
11 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
5 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper or foil. Coat with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
In a double boiler, or large bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate, butter and coffee together. Whisk until smooth. Turn heat off and add sugars. Stir to combine.
Remove bowl from on top of pot. Mixture should be at room temperature. Add three eggs and stir just until combined, then add other two eggs and vanilla. Again, stir just until fully incorporated – do not over-beat at this point in order for brownies to remain fudgy instead of cakey.
Sprinkle flour mixture on top of chocolate and gently fold in until just a little bit of flour is visible. Pour batter into prepared pan and place in oven.
Brownies are finished when a toothpick inserted into the center is clean, with just a few crumbs clinging. Use parchment/foil to lift brownies from pan. Cool and cut into squares.
Sharing with Mangoes and Chutney, EKat’s Kitchen, Mom Trends, Alli N Son, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Bizzy Bakes, Creation Corner, Tidy Mom, 504 Main, Simply Sweet Home, Designs by Gollum, Sugar Bananas, Delightfully Dowling, A Southern Fairytale, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Skip To My Lou, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Keeping It Simple, This Chick Cooks, The Lady Behind The Curtain, The King’s Court IV, Passionately Artistic, Pinch of This, That and the Other, Ginger Snap Crafts, Lil’ Luna, Blue Cricket Design, Sugar and Dots, My Girlish Whims, Hugs and Cookies, What Allie’s Making Now, A Glimpse Inside, Something Swanky, The 36th Avenue, Momnivore’s Dilemma, Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, A Creative Princess, Delightful Order, It’s A Keeper, Frugalicious Me, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam, All The Small Stuff, 33 Shades of Green, Reasons To Skip The Housework, Jam Hands, Chef In Training, Blessed With Grace, Sugar Bee Crafts, All Thingz Related, Tip Junkie, Nap Time Creations, The Blackberry Vine, Dr. Laura’s Adventures, Mandy’s Recipe Box, Crazy for Crust, For The Love of Blogs, It’s a Blog Party, Nothing But Country, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Permanent Posies, The Kurtz Corner, Sweetology, From Mess Hall to Bistro, Not Just a Housewife, Not Just a Housewife, At Home With Haley, Southern Lovely
*Also sharing with Dutch Being Me as part of the Pinterest Challenge! Are you a fan of Pinterest? Do you like to try the projects you find there? Why not post about your efforts and link up with Julie?