katiedeva Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 6:14pm
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Hey everyone, I am wondering if anyone has a brownie recipe they'd like to share? I am looking for one that is NOT cake-like, more fudgey than cake-like. I am planning to use heart cookie cutters to cut them into heart shapes, so I also would like one that will hold it's shape when cooled. Is there a obvious difference in using cocoa powder vs. chocolate squares??Any suggestions?? Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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Lemondrop Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 6:39pm
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Hi,

Here's the best recipe that I've come accross. I've been making this since I was 15 so....quite a long time. It's nice and fudgy, and I believe that I actually made this, and cut some hearts for a BF when I was a teenager....so yes, it holds.

Brownies

1/2 cup magarine(or butter)
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tps vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup walnuts(optional)

Cream magarine, sugar & 2 eggs until creamy. Add the rest until creamy and cook in 350 oven for about 20 in a 8X8 greased pan

briansbaker Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 6:42pm
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mmmmmmm..
Looks like I have all ingredients on hand.. Thanks for sharing! thumbs_up.gif

katiedeva Posted 26 Jul 2005 , 7:49pm
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Lemondrop... how do you know if it is done? Do you test w/ a toothpick?

Lemondrop Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 5:36pm
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Yup, when it comes out clean...it's done! Yum!

Misdawn Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 6:31pm
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Where is the leavening agent in this recipe? There's no baking powder or soda, so what makes it rise?

katiedeva Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 6:34pm
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From what I've seen from this & other recipes, to get more of a "fudgey" brownie as opposed to "cake-like" you omit the baking powder/soda & that gives it more of a fudgey texture, instead of cake-y icon_smile.gif

Misdawn Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 6:38pm
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Oh I see....it wouldn't be too heavy and dense that way? Forgive me for my silly questions I'm a newbie still.

katiedeva Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 6:40pm
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Hopefully it will be just the right combo of heavy & dense.... I love dense brownies over cake-like. I am planning to make these tomorrow so I will post how they turn out! icon_smile.gif

Misdawn Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 6:41pm

Good luck! Let us know!

antonia74 Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 6:54pm

The best brownie recipes on the planet are on www.verybestbaking.com

They even tell you if it is cakey, chewy or fudgey.

I'm drooling just thinking about them!

(By the way Katiedeva...your Avatar picture is wicked!! I'd love that on a t-shirt...or a tattoo, seriously!)

katiedeva Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 7:01pm
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Originally Posted by antonia74

The best brownie recipes on the planet are on www.verybestbaking.com

They even tell you if it is cakey, chewy or fudgey.

I'm drooling just thinking about them!

(By the way Katiedeva...your Avatar picture is wicked!! I'd love that on a t-shirt...or a tattoo, seriously!)




Antonia ~ Thanks for the recipes too! I actually just found the avator in MS Word's clipart! icon_smile.gif I really like it too... would make a cute tattoo... but then again I already have 2 that I regret from the year I turned 18 so maybe I should steer clear of tattoos icon_smile.gif But a tee shirt or a apron would be super cute. I bet you could enlarge it in MS Word & use a do-it your self printing program that will print pictures out on iron-on patches for shirts, aprons, etc. You can get that stuff at OfficeMax or a place like that... Hmmm.... I might have to do that too! icon_smile.gif

antonia74 Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 7:09pm

I think I have the funniest tattoo I know...it's a BIG plate of bacon, eggs and toast on my back. I swear!! It's about 6"

No regrets though...until my mother sees it!! (I've only had it for a few years.)

katiedeva Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 7:16pm

OK... yeah that definitely is FUNNY!!! Im sure there has GOT to be a story behind that. I absolutely love Frogs, so I have 1 on my tummy & 1 on my ankle... I still love frogs & would never get them removed, they are addicting though....

antonia74 Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 7:23pm

The story behind it is that I am a 6 foot tall British girl and the term for a big breakfast in England is a "Full English"...so, on a dare of course, I did it on my back.

(Sorry to get SO off the brownie topic guys, but this is funny!)

Okay, here she is...
LL

katiedeva Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 7:31pm

TOO FUNNY!!! Great story icon_biggrin.gif

mvigil Posted 27 Jul 2005 , 7:42pm

(Sorry to get SO off the brownie topic guys, but this is funny!)

It sure is funny!! I made cupcake brownies this weekend for my mil and I used a boxed kind . But I saw this Topic and wanted to see the recipe and this is what I find. Thanks for sharing .

Gingoodies Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 1:31pm

Has anyone ever tried Ina Garten's (The Barefoot Contessa) recipe for "Outrageous Brownies". They are the most decadent brownie I have ever had. I dont know if I can post that recipe here? If I can I will. Fudgy, dense, chocolatey, and lots of nuts (but can be made without them) it makes a BIG batch (12 x 18 pan) but the baked brownies can be frozen! YUMMMMMMM

thecakemaker Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 1:42pm

Try the brownie recipe on the back of the Hershey's Coco can. It's easy and delicious!

Debbie

cookiegirl333 Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 2:17pm

Ina Garten's (The Barefoot Contessa) recipe for "Outrageous Brownies.
Can someone post this recipe.
thanks

Misdawn Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 2:42pm

"Try the brownie recipe on the back of the Hershey's Coco can. It's easy and delicious! "
My Hershey Cocoa can doesn't have a brownie recipe....what is it?

Yes...someone please post this Outrageous Brownie recipe! It sounds wonderful!

thecakemaker Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 2:47pm

Here's the link for the brownies...

http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=5008

Debbie

Misdawn Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 2:58pm

Thank you very much! Now if I could just get my hands on the Outrageous Brownie recipe......hmmmmmmmmm....

Gingoodies Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 5:13pm

Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies

1 lb. unsalted butter
1 lb plus 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
6 oz. unsweetened chocolate
6 extra large eggs
3 Tbsp. instant coffee powder (I use espresso powder)
2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 Cups sugar
1 1/4 Cup flour, divided
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
3 Cups diced walnuts (can be omitted)

Set oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 12 x 18 cake pan (or a commercial 1/2 sheet pan). Baking time is approx 30 minutes

Melt butter, 1 lb chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate together. Cool slightly. Stir together eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar. Stir in warm chocolate and cool to room temp. Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add this to the chocolate mixxture. Toss the walnuts and the 2 cups of chocolate chips with flour to coat and add them to the batter. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake. (halfway through the baking time, rap the pan against the oven shelf to allow air to escape icon_surprised.gif I know.. but it works ) Bake for 30 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. If you try to test with a toothpick at 30 minutes, the brownies will probably stick to the toothpick and you might think they are not done. They more than likely are done at that point icon_wink.gif Take pan out of oven and cool thoroughly. Refridgerate well.. at least 4 hours. Can be refridgerated overnight. Cut into squares.

This is a very chocolatey fudgy brownie.. very very rich. You CAN freeze the leftovers.

crp7 Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 5:37pm

My family are not coffee drinkers and we do not care for it in recipes either.

Could something else be substituted for coffee or coffee powder in cake and brownie recipes?

Cindy

Misdawn Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 5:40pm

Hey crp7...sometimes (you just have to try it) you can substitute cinnamon for the coffe if you don't like coffee flavor.

Gingoodies Posted 28 Jul 2005 , 5:47pm

crp 7 you can leave it out entirely. The brownies will still be delish!

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