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REC: Alice Medrich’s Classic Fudge Brownies
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Posted to Thread #15714 at 3:01 am on Aug 2, 2009
Alice Medrich’s Classic Fudge Brownies
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare an 8-inch square metal baking pan. It is important in this recipe to only use metal. Line the pan with either aluminum foil or parchment paper so that it comes up all four sides.
Melt the butter together with the chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl placed above simmering (not boiling) water. Stir to smoothly integrated.
With a wooden spoon or heavy spatula, mix in the sugar, vanilla and salt. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix in the flour. Stir the mixture for at least a minute until the batter is smooth and begins to come away from the sides of the bowl.
Bake the brownies at 400degrees for 20 minutes or until the batter begins to come away from the sides of the pan.
While the brownies are baking, prepare an ice bath for cooling. Using a roaster pan or a larger baking pan, fill it with cold water and ice cubes. When you remove the brownies from the oven, cool the pan completely in the ice bath. Be careful to not get water on the brownies. (If you had used a pyrex pan, the glass would break at this point and your brownies would be ruined.)
Cut the brownies into 16 squares
Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies!
Other messages in this thread:
- 15714. Need a Brownie recipe with pronounced chocolate flavor. So many are just sweet and brown. Advice? [NT] - diaOKC - 2:42am on 08/02/09 (27)
- I really like this one - no nuts, must love pb: REC: Suzanne’s Peanut Butter Brownies - cheezz - 2:58am on 08/02/09
- REC: Julia Child's Best Ever Brownies - cheezz - 2:59am on 08/02/09
- REC: Alice Medrich’s Classic Fudge Brownies - cheezz - 3:01am on 08/02/09
- THANK YOU, cheezz! I will try Julia's first ... - diaOKC - 3:21am on 08/02/09
- Make sure you use really good-quality chocolate, diaOKC. It is important [NT] - CathyZ from Kauai - 3:34am on 08/02/09
- DO let us know what worked best - MORE chocolate, less flour... my motto exactly :) [NT] - cheezz - 4:39am on 08/02/09
- These are great, very chocolatey, and not too sweet: Super-Fudgy Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies [LINK] - Meryl - 3:45am on 08/02/09
- My favorite chewy brownie is Fine Cooking's Chewy Brownies: [LINK] - Meryl - 3:46am on 08/02/09
- THANKS, Meryl . Can't wait to evaluate all these new options! [NT] - diaOKC - 4:07am on 08/02/09
- You're very welcome! [NT] - Meryl - 5:01am on 08/02/09
- Need any volunteer testers? [NT] - MarilynFL - 1:47pm on 08/02/09
- WHAT IF we could get a bunch of us together to bake & test these?! [NT] - diaOKC - 4:27pm on 08/02/09
- REC: Ina's Outrageous Brownies - Michael in Sarasota - 3:56pm on 08/02/09
- WOW - thanks! These win the prize for MOST CHOCOLATE to LOWEST FLOWER ratio! [NT] - diaOKC - 4:21pm on 08/02/09
- Um, that's spelled F-L-O-U-R, of course! [NT] - diaOKC - 4:25pm on 08/02/09
- oh, I thought you were using a secret ingredient like rose petals or something *g* [NT] - cheezz - 12:27am on 08/03/09
- These would be my pick too... - MariaDNoCA - 4:21am on 08/03/09
- OMG!!! Over 2 lbs. of chocolate to 1-1/4 cups flour - one bar would make me swoon! [NT] - cheezz - 12:28am on 08/03/09
- I cut them in 1.5 inch squares like fudge. [NT] - Michael in Sarasota - 2:01am on 08/03/09
- Let me raise you those with these Outrageous Oreo Brownies! [LINK] [IMAGE] - desertculinary - 2:18am on 08/03/09
- EVIL!!! You're both EVIL!! Foil hat has melted.... hope is lost.... tell family I love 'em.... [NT] - cheezz - 4:22am on 08/03/09
- Oh, la! That cookie crunch within those brownies. - Michael in Sarasota - 10:42pm on 08/03/09
- I'd recommend .5 inch squares on these, Michael [NT] - cheezz - 3:43am on 08/04/09