Saturday, May 30, 2009

Outrageous Brownies

This month the Barefoot Bloggers recipe was selected by Eva of I’m Boring . Eva has chosen Outrageous Brownies which can be found in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook on page 172. These brownies were definitely outrageous. They were very yummy. I would make them again if it were not for the million plus calories. I'm happy I made them and that I followed the recipe. Other than the calories, the only drawbacks are the cost of all the ingredients, $19.50, and waiting to cut and eat them. Try them you'll be happy you did and so will your personal trainer.

Ingredient

  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided (1 cup for batter and 1/4 cup in the chips and nuts)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups diced walnut pieces

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 by 18 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.

Melt together the butter, 1 pound chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate on top of a double boiler. Cool slightly. Stir together the eggs, instant coffee, vanilla and sugar. Stir in the warm chocolate mixture and cool to room temperature.

Stir together 1 cup of the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips with 1/4 cup flour to coat. Then add to the chocolate batter. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until tester just comes out clean. Halfway through the baking, rap the pan against the oven shelf to allow air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Do not over-bake! Cool thoroughly, refrigerate well and cut into squares.

21 comments:

Selba said...

The brownies sounds delicious and definitely can tell from the kids eating it :)

Claudia said...

Wow. Definitely making this tonight for a special dinner. It's the perfect ending. They look scumptious. Love the photos.

Lori Lynn said...

Looks like they were a bit hit!
LL

Cheryl said...

Nothing says love like little chocolate faces, I love it!

Shelly said...

Awww your kids are so sweet! I'm gonna have to make these. I'm an extreme chocoholic, and these look awesome!

Camille said...

I will absolutely try those brownies. It looks like you had some happy little ones eating them.

Thank you for keeping an eye on my blog during my long "vacation":)

I'm thinking about what I want to bake this week.....

Ciao Chow Linda said...

this post is worth clicking on if only for those adorable faces eating the brownies.

finsmom said...

Those really do look amazing! What great photos! Cute!

Sara said...

I have always wanted to make these, didn't realize how pricey the ingredients are!

nath said...

kids likes brownies and so do I, I love it, rich of chocolate..yummy!

Elra said...

I can really see that! The children look really enjoy their delicious treats!

Culinary Wannabe said...

Those are the best pictures! The kids are so cute! Those brownies do like they would deserve a few extra miles. :)

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

It seems that your little munchkins really enjoyed the brownies. They are the best judge. Well done!

Me! said...

looks like the kids loved them! glad you enjoyed my pick.

Maris said...

I would only argue with you that ALL brownies are outrageous - otherwise happy bakng :)

Juliana said...

Well, I don not have any doubt that the brownies turned out good...at least all the kids liked it...very nice pictures.

JustJolita said...

You chose the cutest models!!! :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

These brownies looks delish and the kids enjoyed it too..

Penny said...

I just finished the last of the brownies and I only made a half batch. Cut them small and saved in the fridge. They were good. Your kids are so cute.

Sara said...

I think most of the Barefoot Contessa recipes start with '1 lb butter.' Its what makes them delicious.

comfycook said...

Who can wait for the brownies to cool. Don't you want to taste warm from the oven? I do. I cheat every time.