Right now I am having a hard time getting this blog entry done. Why? I am totally into watching my DVR'ed episode of "The Real Housewives of New York Reunion #2". Oh yeah, you caught me. Anything with "The Real Housewives" grabs me; I can't help myself, it is my total guilty pleasure. Have you seen TRH of New Jersey yet? Oh you are missing some good stuff.
The other reason it is taking me so long to blog is that I am having a little dessert.
This stuff is good.
I halved the recipe and in the process changed a couple of things. One out of lack of ingredients: I only had 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate. The other, I can only say out of distractedness (spell check didn't catch that, so is it really a word?): I put in the full amount of espresso powder.
I didn't read the recipe that well...it calls for coffee powder.
So, my brownies do have a definite coffee flavor. But, it is pretty darn good and best enjoyed in small portions.
adapted from Ina Garten
2 sticks unsalted butter. room temperature
2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (plus 2 tablespoons for the chips)
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13 by 9 inch pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
Melt together the butter, 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, wisk together the eggs, vanilla and sugar. Stir in the slightly warm chocolate mixture and cool to room temperature.
Stir together 1/2 cup of the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the remaining cup of chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of flour to coat. Stir it into the batter. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for about 30 minutes, or until tester just comes out clean. Cool thoroughly, refrigerate well and cut into squares.
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