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Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by StarryNightDave » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:25 pm

Just made a batch of brownies from the latest issue of Bon Appetit magazine. And, it calls for browned butter. I also made a cookie recipe back in December that also had browned butter. It creates a darker, nuttier flavor in baked goods. The Brownies turned out very well. I found that they were a slight variation on the Baker's one bowl brownies that I love. I think I'll just try browning the butter in that recipe next time.

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Ingredients

* Nonstick vegetable oil spray
* 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
* 1 1/4 cups sugar
* 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder (spooned into cup to measure, then leveled)
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 large eggs, chilled
* 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon unbleached all purpose flour
* 1 cup walnut pieces

Preparation

Position rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 325°F. Line 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan with foil, pressing foil firmly against pan sides and leaving 2-inch overhang. Coat foil with nonstick spray. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking until butter stops foaming and browned bits form at bottom of pan, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; immediately add sugar, cocoa, 2 teaspoons water, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt. Stir to blend. Let cool 5 minutes (mixture will still be hot). Add eggs to hot mixture 1 at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each addition. When mixture looks thick and shiny, add flour and stir until blended. Beat vigorously 60 strokes. Stir in nuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan.

Bake brownies until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean (with a few moist crumbs attached), about 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Using foil overhang, lift brownies from pan. Cut into 4 strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 4 brownies. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.


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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by streetsoldier » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:13 pm

For the GOOD recipe, see Carl. :Carl:

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Post by StarryNightDave » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:18 pm

Just FYI, I've made these about 7 times now. And, they are my favorite brownie! 2 things that make these special; first, they use the browned butter. But, second, they use a reduced egg/butter ratio and only a little more than 1/3rd cup of flour. You beat the batter for 60 strokes, which helps to make the brownies chewy! With less ingredients than the Baker's one bowl brownies, they are thinner. So, the texture is ideal for what an all American brownie should be! I love these!

I've also got the recipe down to using just one pan. I brown the butter in a large sauce pan and use that to add all of the rest of the ingredients. So, they are not much more to clean up than the one bowl brownies.

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:14 am

StarryNightDave wrote:Just FYI, I've made these about 7 times now. And, they are my favorite brownie! 2 things that make these special; first, they use the browned butter. But, second, they use a reduced egg/butter ratio and only a little more than 1/3rd cup of flour. You beat the batter for 60 strokes, which helps to make the brownies chewy! With less ingredients than the Baker's one bowl brownies, they are thinner. So, the texture is ideal for what an all American brownie should be! I love these!

I've also got the recipe down to using just one pan. I brown the butter in a large sauce pan and use that to add all of the rest of the ingredients. So, they are not much more to clean up than the one bowl brownies.

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
I just woke up. I want one.

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:42 am

Well, I am still up. Where is my brownie? :wait:

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:44 pm

Michael Moore said he would drop one by for you. But, I didn't really believe him.

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Post by trailboss » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:23 am

I have been making the recipe off the back of this can for years;

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Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:58 pm

trailboss wrote:I have been making the recipe off the back of this can for years;

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They will knock your socks off!Image
I can't see the back of the can from here. :TTC:

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Post by trailboss » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:14 am

Ya gotta buy the can, silly! :mrgreen:

Ironically, Ghiradelli's ready made brownie mix really sucks by comparison.

I use this kind of pan;
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It allows all of the brownie pieces to have the crispy edges while maintaining a moist consistency.

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Post by StarryNightDave » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:19 am

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I use one of these. Got it as a Christmas gift 2 years ago.

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Post by ConsrvYank1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:16 am

trailboss wrote:Ya gotta buy the can, silly! :mrgreen:

Ironically, Ghiradelli's ready made brownie mix really sucks by comparison.

I use this kind of pan;
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It allows all of the brownie pieces to have the crispy edges while maintaining a moist consistency.

The crispy edges are what I don't like.


StarryNightDave wrote:Image

I use one of these. Got it as a Christmas gift 2 years ago.
Um, what in the world is that?

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by StarryNightDave » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:13 am

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Image

I use one of these. Got it as a Christmas gift 2 years ago.
Um, what in the world is that?
It's called The Edge pan and makes lots of edges like the other pan. I love the extra chewy edges.

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Post by trailboss » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:58 am

ConsrvYank1 wrote:
trailboss wrote:Ya gotta buy the can, silly! :mrgreen:

Ironically, Ghiradelli's ready made brownie mix really sucks by comparison.

I use this kind of pan;
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It allows all of the brownie pieces to have the crispy edges while maintaining a moist consistency.

The crispy edges are what I don't like.

No soup for you! :ialu:



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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by LandLover » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:11 am

StarryNightDave wrote:
ConsrvYank1 wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:Image

I use one of these. Got it as a Christmas gift 2 years ago.
Um, what in the world is that?
It's called The Edge pan and makes lots of edges like the other pan. I love the extra chewy edges.
WOW!

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by cjelephant » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:16 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:Just made a batch of brownies from the latest issue of Bon Appetit magazine.

Don't let the folks in the diet thread see this.

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:35 pm

I made these exclusively for a while, but I'm now back with the Baker's One Bowl Brownies. I found that I get even better results if I toast the walnuts first. Only takes about 8 minutes at 350 on a cookie sheet. The flavor is wonderful!

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Post by trailboss » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:35 am

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I said this pan makes crunchy edges in an earlier post, chewy is a better description.

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by StarryNightDave » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:22 pm

Just put some of these in the oven. :TTC:

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:41 pm

iamlookingup wrote:
StarryNightDave wrote:I made these exclusively for a while, but I'm now back with the Baker's One Bowl Brownies. I found that I get even better results if I toast the walnuts first. Only takes about 8 minutes at 350 on a cookie sheet. The flavor is wonderful!
Where's that recipe? :headscratch:
Just search google for that. It always turns out great.

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by Pixie » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:50 pm

It's the Baker's Chocolate recipe?

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Post by StarryNightDave » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:23 pm

I've made this dozens of times. Here it is . . .

BAKER'S ONE BOWL Brownies

what you need
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 cup butter (stick and a half)
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup coarsely chopped PLANTERS Pecans (I use walnuts toasted in a 350 oven for 10 minutes)

make it
HEAT oven to 350°F.

LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray foil with cooking spray.

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and nuts; mix well. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Cool completely. Use foil handles to remove brownies from pan before cutting to serve.

I usually use an 8 X 8 pan and it turns out great. Takes 35 minutes in my oven.

Use the larger pan if you leave out the nuts. At 8 X 8 it needs the nuts to lighten the batter so it cooks enough.

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by Pixie » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:54 am

:wave: Yep, I thought that was the one!!!!!

I have used it! I will brown the butter!!!

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by Pixie » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:40 pm

Oops!!!!! I thought that was the recipe Dave wanted us to try browning the butter!!!!!!! :lolh:

I didn't read very well, did I? :embarrassed:

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:27 pm

StarryNightDave wrote:Just made a batch of brownies from the latest issue of Bon Appetit magazine. And, it calls for browned butter. I also made a cookie recipe back in December that also had browned butter. It creates a darker, nuttier flavor in baked goods. The Brownies turned out very well. I found that they were a slight variation on the Baker's one bowl brownies that I love. I think I'll just try browning the butter in that recipe next time.

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Ingredients

* Nonstick vegetable oil spray
* 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
* 1 1/4 cups sugar
* 3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder (spooned into cup to measure, then leveled)
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 large eggs, chilled
* 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon unbleached all purpose flour
* 1 cup walnut pieces

Preparation

Position rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 325°F. Line 8x8x2-inch metal baking pan with foil, pressing foil firmly against pan sides and leaving 2-inch overhang. Coat foil with nonstick spray. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking until butter stops foaming and browned bits form at bottom of pan, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; immediately add sugar, cocoa, 2 teaspoons water, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt. Stir to blend. Let cool 5 minutes (mixture will still be hot). Add eggs to hot mixture 1 at a time, beating vigorously to blend after each addition. When mixture looks thick and shiny, add flour and stir until blended. Beat vigorously 60 strokes. Stir in nuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan.

Bake brownies until toothpick inserted into center comes out almost clean (with a few moist crumbs attached), about 25 minutes. Cool in pan on rack. Using foil overhang, lift brownies from pan. Cut into 4 strips. Cut each strip crosswise into 4 brownies. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.


Read More http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/ ... z1BtMfL653
Here's the one with the browned butter Pixie. It was the first one in this thread.

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Re: Browned Butter Cocoa Brownies

Post by Pixie » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:57 pm

:lolh: Thank you!!!!!!!!!! I think I got it now!!!!!!!! :doh:

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