BEFORE THESE DELICIOUS LOOKING BROWNIES WERE BAKED, THERE WAS A BIT OF A MELTDOWN.
I had a hard day. All I wanted was to make some brownies. Of course, I like to try different recipes so this time I chose Martha Stewart's Chocolate Brownies. The minute I cut the brownies I could tell they weren't what I was hoping for. They were as cakey as can be and extremely dry even though I baked them for only 25 minutes! Now I don't say this often, but when I tried a piece the first words that came out was "oh gross!". Well, there you have it: a brownie failure. I threw them out. I still wanted a brownie, and now I was more determined than ever to create a complete opposite of the brownies I just threw away.
I thought to myself I have made so many brownies in my 20 years of life, why not experiment? so I gathered all the ingredients and just started putting them together. I even used some cocoa, to give the brownies a deeper & richer flavor. I also love chocolate chips in my brownies, so why not? I spread them over brownie batter. I made sure to bake them for the minimum amount of time which was 25 minutes (ironically the same amount of time as my first batch of disastrous brownies).
The brownies turned out super fudgy! Just the way I like them. They were so delicious! What a great end to my traumatic experience. My only regret now is that I threw out the brownies before I could do a before and after shot...
oh and the name? Double chocolate is because of the bittersweet chocolate and the cocoa powder, and "Anne" is for my mom. She LOVED the brownies!
Anne's Double Chocolate Brownies
3/4 cup butter
10 ounce bittersweet chocolate (300 gram)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9 X 13 inch pan with foil and allow excess to overhang pan edges. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Melt the butter over the fire, add the chocolate and stir until melted and combined. Transfer to a large bowl and Let cool.
Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla at high speed until light and fluffy - about 3 minutes.
Whisk the cocoa into the chocolate batter. Add the flour and salt, whisk until incorporated.
Fold in the egg mixture.
Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
Bake for about 25 minutes. The brownies should still be soft and moist. Once settled and cooled they will become fudgy.