June 25, 2009

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Joy of Cooking Book Club Brownies

Joy of Cooking Book Club Brownies are an after dinner favorite in our house. Moist and cakey, they are the best of both worlds when it comes to brownies. These can be addictive, so bake with caution.

You'll need:

9"x9" square pan

1 stick unsalted butter
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Start by melting the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan. While melting, get your other ingredients together. I like to combine the eggs and vanilla in one bowl, flour, baking powder and salt in another (be sure to whisk the dry to combine evenly), and the sugar in a third bowl (this bowl will be your mixing bowl, so make sure it's large enough). Once the chocolate and butter have melted, add to sugar and mix well. At this point add in your egg/vanilla mixture and mix well. Finally, add in your dry ingredients. Be gentle, mixing until you no longer see flour.

At this point I spread a little butter on the bottom of the pan and lay a piece of parchment paper, so the brownies don't stick. 

Using a rubber spatula, I pour and scrape out every last bit of batter into the pan and shake/tap to make sure everything is evenly distributed.

Bake in a 350° oven for about 30-35 minutes.

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