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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

chocolate fudge brownies with walnuts

over the weekend, we decided to bake brownies.  we found a recipe in my magnolia bakery cookbook for chocolate fudge brownies with butterscotch chips and pecans.  the recipe sounded delicious, but we didn't have butterscotch chips or pecans on hand, so we made our own slightly altered version with semisweet chocolate chips and walnuts.  the brownies turned out to be really dense and fudgy.  needless to say, they were the perfect solution to my brownie craving, and the perfect companion to a big glass of milk!  the recipe is in the comments section.

chocolate fudge brownies with walnuts
adapted from the complete magnolia bakery cookbook
prep time: 10-15 minutes
baking time: 35-40 minutes
yields: 6 large brownies or 12 small brownies

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 stick salted butter
8 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 large eggs at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.  grease and lightly flour an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.  melt the butter and the chocolates together in a saucepan over low heat.  stir gently until smooth.  remove from the heat and allow the chocolate mixture to cool.

beat the eggs and the sugar together until light and creamy.  add the vanilla and beat well.  add in the chocolate mixture and beat until combined.  add the flour and mix thoroughly.  stir in half of the walnuts and half of the chocolate chips.  spread the batter in the prepared pan, and sprinkle the remaining walnuts and chocolate chips evenly over the batter.  bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of the pan comes out with moist crumbs attached.  be careful to not over bake the brownies.

love, laurie

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