Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Supernatural Brownies

Since we've been eating a little lighter and healthier the past few days, I think it's time to reward ourselves with a decadent dessert. Who's in?

Reeni from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice posted this recipe a week or two ago and I was ga-ga. Reenie makes the most incredible confections and pasta dishes; I heart Reeni's blog.

I am a fan cake and cupcakes and yes Blonde Duck I like pies, but there's just something so satisfying about a moist, chocolaty brownie that makes you feel all is right with the world.


Supernatural Brownies by Nick Malgieri

16 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, cut into 1⁄4" pieces
4 eggs1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1⁄2 tsp. fine salt
1 cup flour

1. Heat oven to 350°. Grease a 9" x 13" baking pan with butter and line with parchment paper; grease paper. Set pan aside.

2. Pour enough water into a 4-quart saucepan that it reaches a depth of 1". Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Combine butter and chocolate in a medium bowl; set bowl over saucepan. Cook, stirring, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

3. Whisk together eggs in a large bowl. Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt; whisk to combine. Stir in chocolate mixture; fold in flour. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 30–35 minutes. Let cool on a rack. Cut and serve.

Chocolate Frosting (by Reeni) -

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3/4 cup to 1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk

Melt chocolate and butter together over low heat. Pour into a medium sized mixing bowl and beat in powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Add confectioners' or milk if needed to get the right consistency.

Make these brownies today, I know you will heart them!


43 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Oh, How I would so love to sink my teeth into that baby! The frosting alone.. The perfect dessert.

JodieMo said...

*drool*
Those look divine

April said...

Oh my these look so good! Sometimes you just have to indulge!

Dawn said...

dark brown sugar makes ALL difference in baking. love these!

Susie said...

Yeah...those are a keeper!!

Debbie said...

I saw these on Reeni's blog adn they just look so good.

Elra said...

Such a favorite treats for everybody. Looks so moist and delicious.
Cheers,
elra

Marjie said...

Dear Lord, I can feel my behind growing just looking at those brownies! Quick - where are the carrots to counteract them???

Cindy said...

oh those do like they are to die for!

TheWritersPorch said...

Supernatural alright, super fatting! I'd eat a plateful NOW if I had them!
xoxo,
Carol

5 Star Foodie said...

These look just heavenly - so much chocolate goodness!

Sass said...

Thanks for stopping by...and is it wrong that I'm seriously drooling at just the THOUGHT of these?!?!?!?

gigi said...

Every thing would be right with the world if I had a plate of these and the rest of my garden planted :) I'm already 3 hours behind this morning.

Treehouse Chef said...

These look very moist and delicious! I have been very good for the past several days and have not eaten any sugar, so I will make these this weekend for the family to enjoy! I love Reenie's blog also!

Elyse said...

Oh, I'm totally in! Let's do the indulgent reward thing! I love Reeni's blog, too, and was absolutely craving these brownies after I saw them on her site. Now that you've made them--and they look SUPER delicious on in your pictures--I'm thinking that I need to just break down and make them myself! Man do they look good!

Priscilla said...

Whoa, those look amazing!!!!!

Cathy said...

If I get the chance to choose my last dessert ahead of time, it will involve a brownie. Quite possibly this one.

Joie de vivre said...

Reeni does make the best desserts doesn't she? Did you see the little cupcakes she has up right now? Thanks for your well wishes, I'm feeling slightly better today. I've turned the corner!

Ralonda said...

OH MY WORD! YUM!
I swear, we are on the same wave-length... everytime I think of making something (or wish I had a recipe for), you MAKE IT!
xo

Sophie said...

OOOOOH wow, they look just perfect to fit into my mouth, haha!!! MMMMMM...

Cheryl said...

Those look so freaking good, I love brownies. The name alone is too cute!

The Blonde Duck said...

I like blondies! In fact, I ADORE blondies! I just have no one to eat them with. Just like pie. Le sigh.

I would eat brownies, and I make them for Ben on special occasions, but I'm allergic to chocolate!

Reeni♥ said...

How sweet!! Weren't these such a yummy treat? They just melt in your mouth. I couldn't stop eating them!!
You made my day. I heart your blog too!!

Debbie said...

Do I roll around in those or just rub them on my thighs?

Coleen's Recipes said...

Supernatural? Does that mean they are calorie free? Who cares, they look delicous.

Not Another Omnivore said...

Brownies and blondies are super underrated in my opinion!

NAOmni

Mary Ann said...

These brownies look so decadent and delicious!

Talita said...

Yumm... your brownie is looking so delicious! Mouthwatering!

Gladys said...

NO! You can not do this to me! I am on a NO SUGAR diet and you post this. (sob, sob) I'm going to go hide in the corner and lick my screen. :)

jenjen said...

Mmmm, those brownies sound so delicious! YUM! Don't you just love the Blond Duck - she is so sweet!

I am going to save that recipe and make it for a special occasion! Thanks so much!!!

XOXO
Jen

lk- healthy delicious said...

these look fantastic!

MaryBeth said...

YUM-O...I'm like Donna and could just sink my teeth into one or two of those as we speak.

Pam said...

Have I mentioned that brownies are my very favorite food? And I have I mentioned that I live fairly close to you?

Selba said...

I love brownies... and this one looks so good! *drooling*

Andrea said...

My mouth is watering!! Looks like the perfect dessert...or breakfast! :)

Cate said...

Mmm, they look so fudgy and delicious, just the way brownies should be. Yum!

Paula said...

Oh man, you totally had me at the word "supernatural" in the recipe title! How can one possibly turn down chocolate decadence with that word in it? I'm not even a big dessert eater and it's totally necessary that I consume these. In quantity. YUM!

AndreaLeigh said...

i love recipes that don't have too many steps or ingredients, and this fits the bill.

tamilyn said...

I will heart you even more if you could send me one of those right now!


Why do I always check out blogs when I'm hungry? It's like going to the grocery store on an empty stomach-never a good idea!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I had these brownie down to try, they look amazingly sinful and wonderful.

;) amy

JANE said...

Oh my my!!

Bridgett said...

Nothing like a bit of chocolate overload to brighten your day. These looks wonderful! I know for a fact these would not last long in my house, even from the hubby who claims chocolate isn't the greatest flavor. Yes, people like this exist, can you believe?

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