Brownie + pepermint

March 10, 2017 at 12:47 am | Posted in bar, miscellaneous dessert | Leave a comment
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http://www.marthastewart.com/1113415/thomass-cakey-brownies

http://www.marthastewart.com/1113417/thomass-fudgy-brownies

so more chewy ones have more chocolate and butter, and less flour and no baking powder.

I made an intermediate of the two.

Ingredients (cakey)

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into large pieces
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

Ingredients (chewy)

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into large pieces
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted

I added one teaspoon of pepper mint extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang on all sides. Melt butter and chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and whisk in sugar. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Whisk in cocoa and salt. Fold in flour and baking powder until combined.

  2. Pour batter into pan. Bake until set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack about 15 minutes. Lift brownies from pan using parchment. Remove parchment, and transfer to a wire rack. Let cool completely. Cut into 9 squares.

I will add full strength sugar next time. I find the brownies turned out too cakey for my liking. I think the recipes didn’t have enough chocolate.. and maybe brownies. maybe cut down on flour too. the mixture barely filled a 9×9 pan tho

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this author claimed the recipe to be pure gold (uses cocoa powder instead) :

http://www.inspiredtaste.net/24412/cocoa-brownies-recipe/

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Food for the Gods

January 2, 2014 at 12:19 am | Posted in bar, Cakes, miscellaneous dessert | Leave a comment
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recipe taken from allrecipes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup butter (3/4 C) 
  • 1 cup white sugar (3/4 C)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar (3/4 C)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Grease and line a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Combine first 4 ingredients. Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and dredge the dates.
  4. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well after every addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture.
  5. Add dates and walnuts and stir until completely combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake for 30-40 minutes or until done.
  7. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes and cut into bars. Wrap individually with foil or colored cellophane wrap.

or this recipe : http://blog.junbelen.com/2012/09/12/how-to-make-food-for-the-gods-christmas-date-and-walnut-bars/

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