Thursday, November 18, 2010

Espresso Chip Brownies...have a great morning!

8 ounces of your favorite dark chocolate

1 cup of unsalted butter

5 whole eggs

3 cups white sugar

1 tablespoon Neilsen-Massey vanilla bean paste

1 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1 tablespoon instant espresso granules

-Don't blink because it is very easy and the outcome is dense and velvety. Perfect for the holidays. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13 by 9 baking dish.

-Place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high until the chocolate is fully melted, about 2 minutes but watch carefully. Stir until fully blended.

-In a standing mixer with the paddle blade; place the eggs, sugar and vanilla bean paste. Mix on high for about two minutes. Then on a very low speed or stir setting, slowly add in the butter and chocolate mixture. Next add in the flour and beat on medium only until combined and then stop! Overmixing is deadly to brownie texture!

-Remove the paddle blade and grab a spatula. Pour the chips and espresso into the batter and fold them in by pulling the bottom batter to the top gently. You only want them evenly through the batter, you don't want to 'mush'.

-Pour the batter into the greased pan and bake for about 35 mins. I love this because it is the perfect amount of time to make dinner!

Additional ideas: I poured a bag of marshmallows on top of the brownies this year and they were AMAZING!!! I have also added in dried cranberries or cherries. Get creative and play with your food. Enjoy!


Jenniffer said...

These brownies sound sinful - I would love one of these this morning with my coffee to really jumpstart my day!

Melanie Schoenhut said...

This is truly perfect for some hot coffee while reading a newspaper. I should better bake some for my hubby. He will surely love this perfect combination for his breakfast.

Russian woman said...

Amazing and easy idea. I plan to make this!

rawr said...

omg, thank you so much! i was just passing by and i saw that photo and i just fell in love. i'm going to make it for my mom :)

Melanie Jungle said...

These brownies really looks so yummy! I think adding some chocolate syrups will surely loved by kids. Thanks for sharing this my hubby will like this if I bake some of these brownies.