I've been on a chocolate rampage lately, meaning I been eating more than my fair share of chocolate. I am particularly obsessed with chocolate cake and love my Microwave Chocolate Cake recipe. It's been my go-to dessert for weeks! This recipe is so easy and quick to make in addition to being quite conducive to my semi-crazy schedule.
Fortunately, I had time to make something chocolately this weekend, the conventional way. I know I've made brownies from scratch before; however, boxed brownies are so good that I often don't think making brownies from scratch is worth my time. While brownies are fairly a simple dessert, making great brownies can be time consuming. I went on a pursuit to find a simply yet delicious brownie and found an excellent one on Joy of Baking.
modified from Joy of Baking
5 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon ground coffee
1 cup granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3.5 ounces marshmallow fluff
1. Preheat oven 350 F. Grease an 8x8 pan with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
2. Melt chocolate in a large stainless bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa, coffee, and sugar. Whisk in vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in flour, salt, and chocolate chips. Scoop marshmallow fluff on top of brownie batter and swirl fluff around with the tip of a knife until evenly distributed throughout batter.
3. Pour in prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a little batter and few moist clumps attached. Do not overbake. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Yield: 16 brownies