Friday, January 30, 2009

Andrew's Brownies

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 stick (6 T) unsalted butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cups all-purpose
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup walnuts, chopped coarse (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. And butter and flour a 9inch square pan, knocking out excess flour. In a metal bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water melt chocolates and butter, stirring, and remove bowl from heat. Cool chocolate mixture.
In a large bowl whisk together sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth and whisk in chocolate mixture. Add flour and salt and stir until combined well. Stir in walnuts (if using) and spread the batter in prepared pan . Smooth top and bake in middle rack 20-25 minutes, or until tester comes out with crumbs adhering. Cool browning in pan on a rack and cut into 3-inch squares.
Makes 9 brownies.

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