The best brownie I have ever tasted or baked is the one using Ina Garten's recipe. Her recipe produces very rich and delicious brownies but over the years I have changed a few things here and there and often made brownies that I now call my own version. I was thinking of making some brownies for a very long time and finally with the use of a kitchen aid mixer I had the pleasure of making brownies last Sunday. It makes all the difference with an good electric mixer for it makes the end product amazing. The major ingredient change I made to the recipe was substituting brown sugar for white sugar. The brownie had a milder sweet and it highlighted the taste of chocolate which i thought was very interesting. My entry to "For the love of chocolate" event hosted by Poornima of Tasty Treats.
Kitchen Aid Mixer
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Cookie Tray 13 x 9 x 2
APF - 2 cups
Brown Sugar - 4 1/2 cups
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Semi- Sweet Chocolate - 12 ounces
Eggs - 6
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Butter - 2 cups
Black Coffee - 2 tsp
Chopped Walnuts - 1 cup
Powdered Sugar - For sprinkling on top
1. Melt 1 cup of butter and chocolate over low heat on the stove, melt and allow to cool.
2. In the kitchen aid mixer with flat beater add to the bowl 1 cup of butter, sugar and vanilla essence and beat it on lower speed for 2 minutes and increase to a higher speed and beat for 1 more minute.
3. Add one egg at a time and incorporate the each egg well before adding the next. Using a spatula inspect to see if the mixture is well mixed.
4. Add the cooled chocolate, coffee and mix it on low speed for 1 minute. Add the dry ingredients of APF and salt mix for 30 seconds. Using the spatula scrape off the sides and see if all the flour is mixed well.
5. Remove the bowl from the stand add 1/2 cup walnut and mix well and pour into the baking tray lined with parchment paper.
4. Sprinkle the remaining walnuts on the top and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
5. Cut them into squares and eat them hot. YUM-A-LICIOUS!