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Extra Fudgy Brownies [BWJ]

Chocolate Fudge baked up as a brownie…what could be sweeter!

extra fudgy browniesBrownies are a funny thing. Some prefer them to be more cake like, some prefer more fudge like. Then you start adding the mix-ins or frostings and they become an entirely different dessert. I will be honest, I have a hard time with brownies that have frosting – those really are cake, aren’t they? My go-to brownie recipe is more fudge-like than cake-like and I love them. I have used the same recipe for 10 years!

extra fudgy browniesextra fudgy browniesThese particular brownies are said to be the “best-ever” by Dorie. So the question was, would the top my 10 year recipe? I admit, they were quite delicious. They outside of them turned into a sugary crispness while the inside was practically batter-like when first pulled from the oven. The center stayed fudgy and delicious.

extra fudgy browniesextra fudgy browniesBut are they better than my brownies? Truthfully, the steps to prepare these brownies would limit me to making them only for special occasions. I really love the fact that my brownies start with dirtying one medium sized pot and they end with just one dirty pot! Melting, mixing, combine half this with all of that, fold this, beat that…it was all a little much. Then, to be honest, there was quite a debate about the length of cooking. The original recipe suggests no more than 28 minutes, but they might be ready as soon as 23 minutes. Mine were still a bit batter-y after 53 minutes!

extra fudgy browniesNevertheless, they were good! A batch of these were taken to an anniversary dinner and a batch of these were sent to the jungle with my husband. Everyone that tried them enjoyed them thoroughly. I would say these are certainly worth trying – you might find them to be the best ever!

extra fudgy brownies

 

Extra Fudgy Brownies

Yield: 16 servings

Source: Adapted from Baking With Julia

Ingredients

  • 200 grams salted butter, cut into cubes
  • 175 grams bitter chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine butter and chocolate in a double boiler. With simmering water in the lower part, stir the chocolate and butter gently until both are melted. Remove the chocolate mixture from the heat immediately. Stir in one cup of the sugar to the chocolate mixture then, stir in the vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the remaining sugar and eggs. Beat just until combined. Carefully & slowly pour half of the sugar-egg mixture into the chocolate mixture, stirring gently but constantly so that the eggs don’t set from the heat.
  4. Whip the remaining sugar and eggs until they are thick, pale, and doubled in volume, about three minutes.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whipped eggs into the chocolate mixture. Once the eggs are almost completely incorporated, gently sift the flour and salt into the mixture. Continue to fold the flour into the batter until flour is just absorbed. Pour the batter into an 9-inch square baking dish, coated with cooking spray.
  6. Bake the brownies at 350F for 55 minutes, they should rise a little and the top will look dark and dry and the center should not jiggle any longer. They’ll be perfect if they are just barely set and still gooey. Remove from oven and cool in the pan on a rack before cutting.

Notes

Again, the original recipe calls for a 23-28 minute baking time. There are many factors in the length of time. If you use a metal pan, the time will likely be shorter. If you choose, bake these in a 13x9 glass dish and the time will be shorter. Nevertheless, watch these carefully the first time you bake them and be sure to pull them out to be to your liking.

http://www.provechoperu.com/2012/11/extra-fudgy-chocolate-brownies-julia/

extra fudgy browniesBest Ever Brownies are hosted by Monica of A Beautiful Mess for Tuesdays With Dorie.

 

Discussion

15 Responses to “Extra Fudgy Brownies [BWJ]”

  1. Your brownies look perfect–just like mine. I thought they were yummy, I’ll make them again.
    Now I’m curious what your favorite brownie recipe is?
    Love your photos.

    Posted by cindy | November 20, 2012, 1:42 am
  2. They look perfect Gretchen both fudgy and crispy! I made in just one bowl, mixing one ingredient after the other and they came out fantastic.

    Posted by Paula @ Vintage Kitchen | November 20, 2012, 4:51 am
  3. Fantastic pics. And your brownies look really good. I baked my brownies longer, but still found them to be too gooey. A stint in the fridge helped.

    Posted by SandraM | November 20, 2012, 7:24 am
  4. Those are some great looking pictures! Well done on the delicious brownies!

    Posted by smarkies | November 20, 2012, 8:27 am
  5. Gorgeous photos! Glad they turned out so well for you! :)

    Posted by Jessica of My Baking Heart | November 20, 2012, 12:39 pm
  6. Your brownies look so yummy!!!
    The pictures are just wonderful and your “Best-Ever Brownies” turned out perfect!!!

    Posted by Mel | November 20, 2012, 1:05 pm
  7. Your photos are beyond fabulous! Your brownies look bakery perfect – even better.

    Posted by Cathleen | November 20, 2012, 3:48 pm
  8. wow !! i am in the sacred valley and can’t wait to try these out ‘naturalmente bueno’ style using panela sugar, pure cacao pasta, farm fresh butter and eggs, whole wheat flour and homemade vanilla …. it is possible that the whole wheat flour will ‘cure’ a bit of the batteryness and how about some thickly shredded coconut for a mix-in ;) ;) thanks for sharing these and glad i discovered you as there are a few other of your recipes i like as well

    Posted by melinda | November 20, 2012, 8:45 pm
  9. I am blown away by your photos, they are fantastic!
    And your brownies look perfect!

    Posted by sanya | November 21, 2012, 4:54 am
  10. Great photos!!! :)

    Posted by Dawn | November 21, 2012, 10:32 am
  11. Fabulous presentation. Love your beautiful photography.

    Posted by Inge and Gillian | November 21, 2012, 7:39 pm
  12. Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids to help with :)
    I also like the below brownie recipe.
    http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/perfect-chocolate-brownie-recipe/
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kelly

    Posted by Kelly Anne | December 28, 2012, 8:20 pm

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