Monday, February 23, 2015

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Cold snowy weekends are meant for staying home under the blanket and enjoying chocolate in any form. That's exactly how we spent our weekend! This decadent triple chocolate brownies paired with a glass of cold milk is a winner.

I found this Alice Medrich's original recipe a couple years ago. I tweaked it and just added a few of this and that overtime until it became "my" go to brownie recipe. I call it triple chocolate brownies simply because I used three kinds of chocolate to make it as decadent as I want it to be : unsweetened cocoa powder, bitter-sweet chocolate bar and chocolate ganache. 

Triple Chocolate Brownies

1 1/4 sticks soften unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pecan {roughly chopped}
1 cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 ounces bitter-sweet baker's chocolate {roughly chopped}


Place the rack in the lower third of the oven and pre-heat oven to 325 F.

Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides.

In a bowl. combine butter and sugar. Mix until well blended.

Add eggs and vanilla.Stir until blended.

In a separate bowl, mix cocoa powder, flour and salt.

Add dry ingredients into the egg/sugar mixture. Blend by beating vigorously with rubber spatula or wooden spoon {about 40 strokes}.

Add pecan nuts, dried cranberries and chopped chocolate bars. Stir until blended.

Spread the mixture evenly in the lined pan.

Bake for 15-20 minutes { until a toothpick plunged into the centre emerges slightly moist with batter}.

Transfer the brownies to a cutting board by lifting up the end of the parchment paper.  Cut into squares.

Before serving, pour ganache {recipe below} on top of brownies

Ganache Recipe
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon instant coffee powder

Cook the chocolate chips, heavy cream and instant coffee in the top of a double broiler over simmering water until smooth and warm. stirring occasionally.


Linking with : Metamorphosis Monday

1 comment:

  1. Mei Ann, This looks DELICIOUS! My oldest daughter is a choc-o-holic and would love this. Thanks for sharing.


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