Monday, April 10, 2006

Blow-Out Brownies

This is the recipe provided by my friend Karen, who I think got it from her friend. This was the recipe used for the wonderful brownies served at the wine tasting. Decadent, delicious and double chocolate -- these moist brownies have everything including lots of calories. They are worth the blow out, but you may want to cut them into small pieces to serve.

Blow-Out Brownies

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
1 teasspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 -12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 11x14 inch baking pan. Melt unsweetened chocolate either over low heat in a double boiler on stove or in microwave, set aside to cool slightly. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add sugar. Pour oil into the center of the mixture. Do not stir. Pour beaten eggs into bowl. Do not stir. Add the vanilla and premelted chocolate. Now stir, slowly at first, then beat well. Batter should be smooth and dark brown. Pour in the chocolate chips and stir until well blended. Pour batter into greased baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes and edges look crisp and will have moved slightly away from the sides of the pan.

Love nuts? Then add six ounces of walnut pieces in with chocolate chips.

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