Before I get to the recipe and the tragic story of over baking, I must share something with you. It will take you away from my site, but I think it's well worth it! Chris performed live a few weeks ago and I took video of it!! If you'd like to see him perform Give a Little Bit by Supertramp, check out his website here.
Now on to the brownies: I had a small problem with these brownies. I thought they were not done enough, so I let them go to the point of "oh crap, I just over baked these"!! So other than that, these brownies were the bomb!! I have no patience sometimes... and I also forget to listen to my gut every now and then. Both happened when I made these. But, that's ok... we ate them, believe me...we ate them. So you can imagine how wonderful they must be if you don't over bake them!! :)
This recipe can be played with, believe me. If you don't want dark chocolate chips in there, leave them out. Or use white chocolate if you want. You can easily leave out the instant coffee too, I just think that it gives chocolate that extra something! You can even make them in a bigger pan if you think they are too thick. The idea is, here is a good basic brownie recipe.... do what you will with it!
Deep Dish Dark Chocolate Chip Brownies
Adapted from Hersey's
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled (1 1/2 sticks)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened, natural cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee or espresso
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.
In the bowl of a stand mixer (you can mix this by hand too), using a paddle attachment, add the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat until fluffy and light. Add the eggs, one at at time, making sure each one is incorporated before adding the next (don't forget to scrap down the sides). In another bowl, add the flour, cocoa, instant coffee, baking powder, and salt; whisk to combine. Slowly add the flour mixture, a little at a time, to the bowl of the mixer. Beat until everything is well blended. Remove from mixer stand and fold in the chocolate chips with a spoon. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars - makes about 16 brownies. Enjoy!!
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