Fudge Brownies

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 55m

Makes 24 brownies

The difference between a plain brownie and a fudge brownie is that, in the latter, the center stays moist and chewy. These bars are perfect for picnics because, wrapped airtight, they will remain fresh all day. If you like orange flavor with your chocolate, substitute an equal amount of orange liqueur for the vanilla.

ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (essence)
  • 1 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' (icing) sugar

directions

Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In the top pan of a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over (not touching) simmering water in a pan, combine the butter and chocolate, and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat together the eggs and granulated sugar for about 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is thick, pale yellow and holds a trail for 3-4 seconds when the beaters are lifted from the batter.

Stir in the vanilla and the cooled butter-chocolate mixture until no streaks remain; do not overmix. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour, baking powder and salt until just blended. Fold in the almonds.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with some wet crumbs attached, 25-30 minutes.

Transfer to a rack and let cool in the pan. Cut into 2-inch squares. Just before serving, using a fine-mesh sieve or sifter, dust lightly with the confectioners' sugar.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 2066

nutrition information per serving

205 calories; 12g total fat; 51mg cholesterol; 66mg sodium; 23g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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