Monday, June 15, 2009

Alton Brown's Brownies

We don't get Food Network channel here in these apartments. And i miss it so much. I got used to watching my favorite shows about food.

You probably know the program on Food Network with Alton Brown guy - Good Eats. It was one of my favorites. On Matt's Birthday i decided to make him brownies, cause he doesn't really eat cakes (i end up eating them by myself). And this recipe got lots of reviews, so i decided to try it out.


Soft butter, for greasing the pan (or parchment paper greased with oil spray)
Flour, for dusting the buttered pan (if you're using parchment paper skip this step)
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar, sifted
1 cup brown sugar, sifted
8 ounces melted butter
1 1/4 cups cocoa, sifted (i used just 1 cup and i had Spacial Dark Hershey Cocoa)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour, sifted 
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan. 

2. In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow. Add both sugars. Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine. 

3. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake for 45 minutes. Check for doneness with the tried-and-true toothpick method: a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan should come out clean. When it's done, remove to a rack to cool. Resist the temptation to cut into it until it's mostly cool.

Notes: I had to adjust baking time. I baked it for 1 hour or a little more. But a toothpick method is gonna help you to decide when to take them out. Oh, i also used 9x13 cake pan instead of the square one, cause i don't like thick brownies.

I know that it's easier just to buy a mix and bake it, but i just wanted to try something special for Matt and they did turn out really good.

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