Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Supernatural Brownies


This past weekend, my family decided to get together to celebrate the upcoming wedding and the Easter holiday. Well, no holiday is complete without a ton of food and since everyone else was bringing something savory, I volunteered to make some desserts.

Here was one of them. I'm not a huge brownie fan, but I figured that my nephews would appreciate them. Maybe even my dad. And every food blogger who has written about these brownies absolutely raves about them, so I decided to try my hand at them.

Supernatural Brownies
2 sticks unsalted butter, each cut into thirds
8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate (I used 4 ounces of each), broken into pieces
4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
One 13x9x2-inch pan, buttered

Set the rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Combine the butter and chocolate in a heat proof bowl and microwave in intervals of 30 seconds or so, until melted (stir in between heatings). Whisk eggs together in a large bowl, then whisk in the salt, sugars, and vanilla. Stir in the chocolate and butter mixture, then fold in the flour. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 45 minutes, until top has formed a shiny crust. Cool in pan, or enjoy hot from the oven.

Supernatural Brownies comes from Chocolate: From Simple Cookies to Extravagant Showstoppers by Nick Malgieri.

3 comments:

Sweet Charity said...

So, what was the verdict??
Were they supernatural?
I have a favorite brownie recipe that I use, and am always interested in recipes that claim to be incredible.

SK said...

The nephews loved them, the future husband loved them ... me? Meh - but I'm not a big brownie fan. :) If I make these in the future, I'm going to tinker with the chocolate ratio.

Dragon said...

Why are they called supernatural? They look amazing, but supernatural?