Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fudgy Brownies with Chocolate Glaze

8 T butter (1 stick)
4 oz chocolate chopped, or 2/3 C chips
2 lg room temp eggs
2/3 C sugar
2t vanilla
1/2 C Flour
1/2 t espresso powder
1 C chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 325

Line 8x8" pan with foil, and butter the foil

In a small pan, melt the butter, and add the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted, then let sit for 5 minutes

In a large bowl beat eggs with mixer until frothy (about 30 seconds). Gradually beat in sugar and continue to beat until light (1 - 2 minutes).

Add vanilla and melted chocolate mixture and beat until smooth.

Stir in flour with a spoon. Add walnuts and stir until just incorporated.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes, until toothpick test only has a couple crumbs on it. Let cool.

Chocolate Glaze

slight 1/4 C half and half cream
1T butter
4 oz semi sweet chocolate chopped
1/4 confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)

Heat cream, butter and chocolate together and stir until smooth. Add sugar and stir.

Assemble brownies

Loosen the edges of the cooked brownies with a knife. Lift the brownies out by the foil. Invert on a large cutting board, and peel off the foil. Put brownies on serving plate, and frost with chocolate glaze. Cool for at least an hour. Cut into 16 pieces.