A surprise for the wife – revisited
The bakers edge pan is getting a work out. Since I despise the idea of baking from a box (all due respect to Betty Crocker), I thought I would try to make brownies using the recipe in the instructions for the pan. The first batch came out very nicely. Took them into work, they were enjoyed with rave reviews. The second batch went to Westview manor where my wife works. They were cleaned out (along with a batch of special recipe chocolate chip cookies) in no time flat.
So I thought I would blog these brownies. They really are easy to make, I clocked them at a half hour prep time (with several stops to watch Brett Favre on Monday Night Football). I know this is considerably more time than the five minute box, but from what I understand the results are well worth it. Remember I do not like brownies, the women in my life do.
Get 5 ounces of Unsweetened chocolate and a stick and a half of unsalted real butter (12 tablespoons). Get a medium bowl that can handle getting heated, place it on a medium sauce pan with just enough water in it to keep from hitting the bottom of the bowl. Place the butter and chocolate in the bowl and set on stove to simmer. I cover it with a dinner plate and stir with a heavy wooden spoon from time to time.
Meanwhile I get the rest of the ingredients ready.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 1/4 cup of brown sugar (packed of course)
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup of flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
By now the chocolate and butter should be melted (be sure to stir occasionally). Take the bowl off the heat, pour in the sugar, stir well, then eggs and vanilla, stir again. Add the salt and flour, stir completely, finally, fold in the chocolate chips.
Make sure the Baker’s edge pan is sprayed with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan spreading evenly. Put pan into the oven preheated to 375 degrees.
This batch got slightly overcooked. When checking the brownies, a toothpick should be used, it should come out with moist crumbs on it. The mix has the chocolate chips in it, they will cause the toothpick to be quite moist. I will bring this batch into Lehman’s headquarters for tasting, perhaps I will also get some comments about the brownies in the blog. Does anybody have favorite brownie recipes to share?