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South American Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate and coffee have never made a better pair than with these delicious brownies!

South American Chocolate Brownies

South American Chocolate Brownies


160 grams of bittersweet chocolate, chopped
160 grams of unsalted butter, cubed (cold is fine)
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of flour
1/8 teaspoon of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 300F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, butter the foil, place the pan on a baking sheet, and set aside.

2. Combine the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat in order to melt slowly. Set aside to cool slightly. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add sugar and stir to combine. Sprinkle flour and salt over the chocolate mixture and gently combine.

3. Scrape the batter into the pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes at 300F, or until the top is dry and crackled and a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and allow the brownies to cool.

4. Carefully lift the brownies out of the pan, using the foil edges as handles, remove the foil and cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares.

5. Serve with Frozen Coffee Whipped Cream.

Yield: Makes 16 brownies
Source: Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan


58 Responses to “South American Chocolate Brownies”

  1. well i dont know if you’ve ever heard of it but everytime i go to a peruvian restraunt here in the states i always order chorros…they’re mussels with this salsa on it…it soooo good!

    Posted by the one and only | June 3, 2008, 3:53 pm
  2. yum they look great!

    Posted by Tammy | June 3, 2008, 4:04 pm
  3. I love what you did with this recipe!

    Posted by Annemarie | June 3, 2008, 4:28 pm
  4. Gretchen, I actually like your version better. I normally put the TWD recipes in my bookmarks, but I wasn’t too hot on the raisins I keep seeing in people’s brownies. I love the topping, and I’m also a huge fan of not dirtying dishes! I don’t have a dishwasher, and there’s nothing that makes me more upset with a recipe, even a good one, than having to wash a sink full of dishes afterwards.

    Posted by Judith | June 3, 2008, 4:42 pm
  5. Wow, these are some sexy brownies pics. ;)

    Posted by Rebecca | June 3, 2008, 4:46 pm
  6. Those brownies are truly international! They look just lovely. I haven’t been here in a while and everything is looking amazing. Your passion fruit birthday cake looks absolutely outta sight!

    Posted by Joy the Baker | June 3, 2008, 5:28 pm
  7. Great take on the recipe. I bet the chocolate tastes so good! I also plan on trying your whipped cream recipe.

    Posted by Carmella | June 3, 2008, 5:35 pm
  8. Your brownie’s look gorgeous and even better, they’re just like you like them. Perfect, no?

    Posted by Mevrouw Cupcake | June 3, 2008, 5:37 pm
  9. Frozen whipped coffee whipped cream…my oh my. Those are some awesome brownies! Peru is very lucky.

    Posted by dobetter | June 3, 2008, 5:48 pm
  10. Your brownies get around baby!

    Posted by lemontartlet | June 3, 2008, 6:24 pm
  11. i like your method much better! i have easy access to unsalted butter …it’s only slightly more expensive than the salted kind, but i still use salted butter in most of my recipes :) love how you adapted the recipe and made coffee whipped cream too!

    Posted by Jaime | June 3, 2008, 6:28 pm
  12. Your brownies look delicious! Great job!

    Posted by Heather | June 3, 2008, 7:00 pm
  13. Frozen coffee whipped cream sounds fabulous!

    Posted by Engineer Baker | June 3, 2008, 7:13 pm
  14. These look wonderful — I’m not crazy about chocolates and raisins together (though I do love raisins on their own), so your version without looks better to me than the original recipe.

    Posted by Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) | June 3, 2008, 7:14 pm
  15. Your technique is exactly the one I use for my brownies — one pan. I’m thinking of making Dorie’s recipe using my technique and compare the results. (No raisins, though :) )

    Posted by Judy | June 3, 2008, 7:22 pm
  16. Frozen coffee whipped cream sounds heavenly. Perfect addition!

    Posted by bakingwiththeboys | June 3, 2008, 7:26 pm
  17. I love the coffee whipped cream for brownies. Great idea.

    Posted by rainbowbrown | June 3, 2008, 7:32 pm
  18. Simplifying a procedure, what can be better?Also very “daring” ;-),Alexandra

    Posted by Sweet Tooth | June 3, 2008, 7:39 pm
  19. Multicultural brownies…I like that! And I have never even heard of FROZEN coffee cream–gotta have some. Safe travels!

    Posted by Bumblebutton | June 3, 2008, 7:42 pm
  20. I’m so glad you share this recipe, because, despite the brownies were very good, I didn’t like them that much due to all the messing involved in making them! Thanks a lot!* I’m going to Lima next Wednesday :D what do you think is a MUST TRY?? (food)

    Posted by Isa | June 3, 2008, 7:45 pm
  21. Beautiful brownies! I like your adaptation of the recipe, especially the cream. It looks fabulous!

    Posted by StickyGooeyCreamyChewy | June 3, 2008, 8:06 pm
  22. Coffee and chocolate, you got me there! They look fabulous! :)

    Posted by LyB | June 3, 2008, 8:13 pm
  23. Beautiful job! These look amazing!

    Posted by PheMom | June 3, 2008, 8:37 pm
  24. I like my brownie recipes simple, so I like you prefer the one bowl approach. Your flavored whipped cream made this a special dessert…Yum!!!

    Posted by Linda | June 3, 2008, 8:53 pm
  25. I love the addition of coffee whipped cream, that sounds great!

    Posted by Hygeian Stew | June 3, 2008, 9:07 pm
  26. They look great!

    Posted by Erin | June 3, 2008, 9:12 pm
  27. I love your adaptation, especially the chocolate cream topping. Great job!

    Posted by Dolores | June 3, 2008, 9:37 pm
  28. I love the coffee bean, what a sweet touch.

    Posted by Jacque | June 3, 2008, 9:58 pm
  29. I’ll have to give your frozen whipped cream a try. Sounds yummy.

    Posted by Di | June 3, 2008, 10:15 pm
  30. you are so lucky living in cocoa paradise (or at lest near it)! beautiful brownies!

    Posted by Aran | June 4, 2008, 5:02 am
  31. Did you stock up on the butter while you could?They look good.

    Posted by Jenny | June 4, 2008, 7:01 am
  32. wow…so international! I am lucky to even get Hersheys around here! yours look great!

    Posted by Susie Homemaker | June 4, 2008, 7:31 am
  33. YUM! Not much else to say. Gorgeous :)

    Posted by C.L. | June 4, 2008, 8:42 am
  34. Yum! They look terrific!

    Posted by Ann | June 4, 2008, 8:47 am
  35. Oh wow. Coffee whipped cream! Yum! Clara @ I♥food4thought

    Posted by CB | June 4, 2008, 9:59 am
  36. Frozen whipped coffee whipped cream, what a great addition. That sounds really delicious.Ulrike from Küchenlatein

    Posted by ostwestwind | June 4, 2008, 10:01 am
  37. Those brownies look fabulous!

    Posted by Dianne | June 4, 2008, 10:24 am
  38. yum frozen whipped cream looks divine dolloped on top of those charmers…ours are all gone…they didn’t stand a chance. 4 bars of chocolate in my 2 batches…oh and rasp and chambord.

    Posted by Mara | June 4, 2008, 10:28 am
  39. Great looking brownies! I love your version. I will try your recipe next time I make them – this week.

    Posted by Liliana | June 4, 2008, 11:02 am
  40. I’m a big fan of the one-pot brownies, too…and frozen coffee whipped cream?! Where has this recipe been all my baking life? Definitely going to give that a whirl next time I make a chocolate dessert. YUM!

    Posted by Amy | June 4, 2008, 11:17 am
  41. Frozen coffee whipped cream would be delicious with these brownies. Love the international flair of your bars.Shari@Whisk: a food blog

    Posted by Shari | June 4, 2008, 1:05 pm
  42. One pot, less clean up. Yesssss!

    Posted by Cookie baker Lynn | June 4, 2008, 3:13 pm
  43. I’m going to try these your way next time. Anything to reduce dishes :)

    Posted by BAKE-EN | June 4, 2008, 3:42 pm
  44. I have to try that coffee whipped cream – it sounds wonderful with these brownies.

    Posted by Susan of Bismarck's Favorite | June 4, 2008, 3:44 pm
  45. I have to try that coffee whipped cream – it sounds wonderful with these brownies.

    Posted by Susan of Bismarck's Favorite | June 4, 2008, 3:44 pm
  46. I have to try that coffee whipped cream – it sounds wonderful with these brownies.

    Posted by Susan of Bismarck's Favorite | June 4, 2008, 3:44 pm
  47. Making the recipe your way seems much simpler! And it does look delicious. I love the coffee addition to the whipped cream – very interesting.

    Posted by Suzana | June 4, 2008, 6:03 pm
  48. I love your substitution of local ingredients.And the coffee whipped cream… Need to stop drooling or will short out the keyboard.Well done.

    Posted by Andrea | June 4, 2008, 7:37 pm
  49. Great post! I love that you used varying ingredients. Perfecto!

    Posted by Rachel | June 4, 2008, 9:10 pm
  50. I like your method a lot. I would never refuse a piece of yummy looking brownie like yours. Yum yum!

    Posted by farida | June 5, 2008, 12:18 am
  51. Wow, coffee whipped cream topping? That sounds fantastic!

    Posted by CRS | June 5, 2008, 8:25 am
  52. Adorable little bean on top!Coffee and chocolate pair so well together.

    Posted by The DeLadurantey Sisters | June 5, 2008, 12:51 pm
  53. Extra work that gets extra results is good but work without results is just fussy.Your brownies look lovely – specially with that mocha whip!! Nice;))

    Posted by MyKitchenInHalfCups | June 5, 2008, 1:00 pm
  54. I like how you made the brownies, especially using local items. I imagine your chocolate is pretty good. Great addition the coffee whipped cream. Love it.

    Posted by Kim | June 6, 2008, 6:27 am
  55. It looks yummy, even though I don’t like coffee.

    Posted by Sharon | June 6, 2008, 12:53 pm
  56. I love the espresso whipped cream topping idea. Your brownies look great.

    Posted by Lynnylu | June 7, 2008, 6:30 am
  57. I can’t believe how many comments you get on your blog! I’m so jealous!! Hey, where do you get whip cream??

    Posted by amy lineburg | June 9, 2008, 11:45 pm
  58. We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email sophiekiblogger@gmail.com if interested. Thanks :)

    Posted by Sophie | August 12, 2008, 11:28 am

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