Chocolaty, Gooey, And Chewy

Hello, dear friends!  Do the adjectives: chocolaty, gooey, and chewy make you salivate like Pavlov's dog?  If at least one of the three descriptive words make you wonder, then you should give these brownies a try.  I have tried numerous brownie recipes,  but none worth blogging about.  I only post recipes worth  talking about; it doesn't necessarily mean they will become your favorite, but all my recipes have been tested. If I do not love the outcome, I won't post them, as many do not make it.
With that being said, here are my imperfectly cut brownies.  It's ok, right?  After all, I am not perfectly cut myself.  My love to you, all.


Ingredients:                                                 Yield: 12 Brownies

1 stick unsalted butter

6 ounces semisweet chocolate (I used Baker's)

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder  (see note below)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, sifted

Chocolate Glaze recipe follows below

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Line an eight inch square baking dish with parchment paper, enough to overlap sides.  Melt semisweet chocolate and butter in microwave until smooth at 30 second intervals; stir with wooden spoon.  Whisk in sugar and eggs one at a time until well combined.  Whisk in cocoa and salt.  Fold in flour until combined.

Note:  I had no cocoa available and (with fear) added unsweetened chocolate shavings from William Sonoma, which I use for hot cocoa.  I must say, it worked very well.  I took a risk.

Pour batter into pan and bake for 40 minutes.  Let cool in pan and remove parchment; transfer to cool rack.  In the meantime, make chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 tablespoon light corn syrup (if you have dark, it's ok)

2 tablespoons water

2 ounces semisweet chocolate squares or morsels


In a small saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup, and water to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.  Remove from heat; add chocolate and whisk until smooth.
Gradually pour over brownies.  Let set for about 30 minutes; cut with pizza cutter or knife into squares.

Enjoy with a tall glass of milk or vanilla ice cream.


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