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Decadent Brownies


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Decadent Brownies

These are my all time favourite brownies. If you like a fudge style brownie then you will love these.

I've played around with this recipe for a number of years. I call it Decadent because of the 20 ounces of chocolate in the batter.

Rather than melt butter with the chocolate and then add the sugar. I melted the butter and the sugar together and then added all the chocolate. I also used a combination of brown and white sugar and I think the flavour is even richer. I edited the recipe to show the change.

And I topped some of them with a glaze. But decided that they are decadent enough without the glaze.

They freeze well. I usually cut them into bars, wrap in plastic wrap and put them into a freezer bag. Easy to pull out a bar when a chocolate craving hits.

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table

Decadent Brownies

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1 Cup butter

20 Ounces chocolate

1-1/2 Cups sugar

Pinch of salt

4 eggs

1 Cup flour

vanilla to taste

1 Cup toasted pecans/walnuts

(or more. I usually add about 1 1/2 cups)

Options:

Use 3/4 cup brown and 3/4 cup white sugar

Add a shot of real espresso

Line a 13 X 9 inch rectangle pan with foil and butter.

Melt butter and sugar together over medium heat until the butter has

melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the chocolate and stir until

chocolate melts. Continuing stirring until the mixture is smooth.

Remove from the heat.

Add one egg at a time and mix well using a wooden spoon.

Add vanilla (and espresso if using).

Stir in flour and salt and mix well. Stir in the pecans or walnuts and

pour into prepared pan. Bake in a 350 °F for approximately 30 minutes.

Do not over bake. Brownies should be set in the middle but still

slightly soft. Place immediately in the freezer. When cold, remove

and cut into bars. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store in the

freezer.

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