Friday, March 18, 2011

fudgy brownies



The plan was to make warm chocolate souffles this week.  I was planning on making these yesterday but, then I looked at my calendar and noticed that I had parent teacher conference, a dentist appointment for Campbell and then soccer practice.  There was no time for chocolate souffles no matter how good they sounded.  I still wanted chocolate and I knew I had time for a batch of brownies.  I am always skeptical of cooking light desserts.  I don't know why I think if a recipe does not contain obscene amounts of butter and sugar that it is going to be bad.  I have made numerous cooking light desserts and they are usually really good but, I still approach them with doubt.  I used really good ingredients in these brownies and they came out fudgy just like the title claims.  Using dark chocolate makes these rich and decadent and it is really hard to believe they are light.  They actually taste even better the next day.

fudgy brownies
source: cooking light

4.5  ounces  all-purpose flour (1 cup)
1/2  cup  unsweetened cocoa
1/4  teaspoon  salt
1/3  cup  butter
2  ounces  dark chocolate, chopped
1  cup  granulated sugar
1/4  cup  1% low-fat milk
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
2  large egg yolks
1  large egg
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk.
3. Place butter and chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at HIGH for 45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. Stir until smooth, and set aside. Cool slightly. Add 1 cup sugar, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, egg yolks, and egg; stir with a whisk to combine. Add butter mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Pour batter into an 8-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean (you want a few crumbs).

6 comments:

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Girl where is your follow button so I can keep track of you! :) your blog is to cute and you food and pics are great! so glad you stopped by my site so I could find you! how old are your kids? G will turn 2 in April. Let's keep in touch and have a great weekend. P.s. That spoon cornbread is one if my favorites

Lisa said...

Yum, those definitely look fudgy. Perfect for a chocolate craving. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-9.html

That Girl said...

Souffles are delicate and need to be babied, brownies are perfect toss in the oven and don't worry treats!

Shirley said...

Lovely brownies!

Lizzy said...

I'm also suspicious of recipes without lots of butter and chocolate! Glad you found the exception...they look delish~

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS Linky Party we are featuring CHOCOLATE… CHOCOLATE… and MORE CHOCOLATE. We would love to have you link up any great chocolate recipe!

http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-weeks-cravings-21-chocolate-and.html

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