My oh my a brownie is what we need today. My house is full of swine flu, yes the H1N1 virus is here. I have made my little guy my power tea, miso soup, chicken soup, and fresh squeezed orange juice. Rex has taken everything I have offered and accepted the reality that he must stay in bed and relax in order to get better. So, when my guy asked me to bake him some brownies, I had to say yes. Sure he took a little nibble and called it a day, but I think what made him feel better was just the smell and that Mom was willing to bake for him.
This is my favorite brownie recipe, I used this delight at my bakery, and first wrote about brownies on donigreenberg.com.
1 cup Flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks of butter
6 ounces of your favorite dark chocolate coarsely chopped or straight from the Nestle's bag of chips
2 cups of sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Get your pan that you will be baking the brownies in ready. I melt some butter and spread it all around.
Whisk the flour and the salt together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside. Melt the butter and the chocolate together. Stir frequently, chocolate needs to be melted gently. When the butter and chocolate are just combined, looking all satiny and shiny, add one cup of the sugar and the vanilla.
In the bowl for mixing, such as your kitchen aid bowl, put the remaining cup of sugar and eggs. Mix together until just combined. This is a little tricky, but important. Take about half of the sugar egg mixture and while stirring, add to the chocolate mixture. Keep the eggs moving to prevent cooking them. Now back to your mixer, with the paddle attachment on the kitchen aid, or just go to town with your hand mixer, beat the remaining egg and sugar mixture on medium high until it doubles in volume, or about 3 minutes.
Using your handy dandy spatula and a light hand, fold the whipped eggs into the chocolate mixture. Now sprinkle the dry ingredients over your batter. Gently fold working only until you no longer see the flour.
Scrape all that batter into your prepared pan. Toss in raspberries if you are using them, I made my batch half and half this time.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes, or like I always say..until done. The top of the brownie will look like a dry lake.
Now you MUST resist the urge to cut into these treats now. Just wait! Let the brownies set for about an hour. You will be happy you waited.