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Outrageous Brownies

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Posted to Thread #52 at 9:40 pm on Aug 29, 2006

Outrageous Brownies
They definitely live up to their name! Michelle, since I do not have a pan as large as the recipe calls for, I used a 9x13 and 8x8 and adjusted the cooking time a bit.
These are wonderful! Enjoy! Debbie (Recipe By :Ina Garten)

1 pound unsalted butter
1 pound semisweet chocolate chips - (2 2/3 cups)
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips - (2 cups)
6 ounces bitter chocolate
6 extra-large eggs
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups walnuts -- chopped

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour a 12 x 18 x 1 inch baking sheet. (Cookie sheet with sides.)

Melt together the butter, 1 pound of chocolate chips, and the bitter chocolate in a medium bowl over simmering water. Allow to cool slightly. In a large bowl, stir (do not beat) together the eggs, coffee granules, vanilla, and sugar. Stir the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, sift together 1 cup of flour, the baking powder, and salt. Add to the cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips in a medium bowl with 1/4 cup of flour, and then add them to the chocolate batter. Pour into the baking sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes, and then rap the baking sheet against the oven shelf to force the air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake! Allow to cool thoroughly, refrigerate, and then cut into 20 large squares.

NOTE: It is very important to allow the batter to cool well before adding the chocolate chips, or the chips will melt and ruin the brownies. This recipe can be baked up to a week in advance, wrapped in plastic, and refrigerated.

"Inspiration for this recipe came from the Chocolate Glob in the SoHo Charcuterie Cookbook published by William Morrow in 1983. The giant confection was a blob of chocolate dough filled with chocolate chips and nuts.
Source: Copyright:
"The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook" "1999"
Yield: "20 Large Brownies"

Outrageous Brownies
- they definitely live up to their name!
Re: I'm on a brownie kick and I'd like your opinion... (Michelle in CA)
Re: The Outrageous Brownies from Barefoot Contessa cookbook are TDF! nt
(Carianna in WA)
Re: Carianna - could you post the recipe from the Barefoot Contessa? TIA :) (nt)
(michelle in victoria, b.c.)
Previous Message: Surely I can... be forewarned... these are not in anyway,
shape, or form "low-fat" :-) REC: Outrageous Brownies (Carianna in WA)
Next: thanks carianna & debbie :) brownies are not meant to be low fat! nt
(michelle in victoria (soon 2B vancouver again), bc)
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 04:58:23 GMT
From: Debbie in GA

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