28 May 2009

DB Outrageous Brownies

Outrageous Brownies

As a member of the Barefoot Bloggers I sometimes make sacrifices like making these "outrageous" brownies in the line of duty. These brownies are not for the faint of heart or for the heart conscious either since they use over a pound of chocolate as well as a pound of butter and coffee. But they sure are good!!!! Eva of I’m Boring had chosen Outrageous Brownies for this months Barefoot Blogger challenge. The recipe can be found in The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.



Now that it is officially BBQ season perhaps dessert like this can remain on the pages of my cookbooks and magazines since it will be too hot to turn on the oven.

The Barefoot Bloggers have made 100,992 Friday dinners for Jeffrey to date.



**Outrageous Brownies**

1 pound unsalted butter
1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
6 extra-large eggs
3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided (1 cup for batter and 1/4 cup in the chips and nuts)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups diced walnut pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 by 18 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.

Melt together the butter, 1 pound chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate on top of a double boiler. Cool slightly. Stir together the eggs, instant coffee, vanilla and sugar. Stir in the warm chocolate mixture and cool to room temperature.

Stir together 1 cup of the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips with 1/4 cup flour to coat. Then add to the chocolate batter. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until tester just comes out clean. Halfway through the baking, rap the pan against the oven shelf to allow air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Do not over-bake! Cool thoroughly, refrigerate well and cut into squares.

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26 comments:

  1. Wow Val! These look really, really decadent! Yum!

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  2. Yours turned out beautifully...I've gained a couple pounds just looking :)

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  3. These are my "signature" brownies! Whenever I got to a potluck, these are what people request! they are so delicious! I'm conducting some research for the "ultimate" brownie recipe (hard work, but someone's gotta do it!) and of the 15 recipes I've tried so far, I still prefer these ones!

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  4. These were fabulous.

    I didn't use walnuts, and substituted more chocolate.

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  5. outrageous indeed! i am sooo making these at the first opportunity that presents itself!
    yum!

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  6. Those fudgy brownies are damn right outrageous! Mmmhhhh, what a treat!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  7. Oh these look so darn fudgy. I just want to reach in and grab one for my mid afternoon pick me up!!

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  8. Those look delicious! I love brownies!

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  9. These brownies are incredible! I think I am full just looking at them!

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  10. These were pretty outrageous and decadent! Your brownies look amazing. This was a fun "splurge" pick.

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  11. These brownies look delicious. I love brownies and these truly look outrageous

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  12. they just look soo decadent!

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  13. Yours look great, and re the oven in summer, this made such a huge batch that you could freeze the leftovers. I bet they would last till autumn!

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  14. outrageous? perhaps. decadent, delicious, and divine? definitely. :)

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  15. Your Brownies look beautiful. I loved the moistness of them and I am eating them in small doses.

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  16. These are decadent indeed. I prefer savory treats, but I couldn't resist a nibble or two!

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  17. Vall I think they are so delicious and yummy!!! xGloria

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  18. They look incredible - have to admit that 1# of butter scares me a little.

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  19. This is the first Ina Garten recipe I ever made, right after I saw her make these on TV. Outrageously delicious doesn't begin to describe how good they are.

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  20. Oh wow!! Could you send some this way over the web, pretty please? :-) Gorgeous!!

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  21. The sacrifices you guys make for Jeffrey. Sure hope he appreciates it. I've always wanted to make these but haven't ever gotten around to it. I love Ina (and Jeffrey) and your brownies look fabulous.
    Sam

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  22. Those look divine, I am sure Jeffrey would love them, I certainly would :)

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  23. You have me drooling here :0P Now those look gorgeous!!

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  24. I've had these on my list to make for ages. They look awesome!

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  25. Oh wow! I think these brownies look perfect especially with the instant coffee powder!

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  26. These had to have been the best brownies I have ever baked. Thank you so much for the recipe.

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