Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fudgy Brownies

It's been a while since I've blogged because I've been trying to eat healthier, and I've been too lasy to go through the cook books and spot pick healthy recipes.

Yesterday I wanted chocolate... and chocolate I got. It's an old magazine clip, and given the big fluffy letters, I'm guessing it's Cosmo, Marie Claire or the like.

6oz unsweetend chocolate

1 1/2 sticks (6oz) sweet butter

6 eggs

3 cups sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts or confectioners sugar (optional)

** I had a cup of white chocolate chips left over from something, that I sprinkled on the top before baking **

The recipe also has this optional frosting:

4 tablespoons butter, soft

1lb confectioners sugar

3/4 cup cocoa

1/2 cup warm water


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan with butter, dust with flour and set aside. Using a knife, finely shop chocolate. in a medium-size heavy sauce pan, melt chocolate and butter over medium-low heat, stiring occasionally. Immediately after chocolate is melted, set aside to cool. With an electric mixer at medium speed, combine eggs, granulated sugar, salt and vanilla in a large bowl until fluffy. Add melted chocolate, and blend well. Fold in flour and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool in pan. When cooled cut brownies into 3 inch squares. Dust with confectioners sugar or spread with frosting.

To make frosting - combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix until smoth, then drizzle over brownies.