Sunday, February 7, 2010

King Arthur Flour

I am a 'health food nut' and strive to eat healthy. But all of the 'healthy' brownie recipes I've tried were failures! The worst one was a honey brownie that tasted like honey from the jar! No chocolate taste at all!

So for Super Bowl Sunday, I made REAL brownies! Fudgy, moist, chocolaty Brownies! And here's the recipe I used. (I use King Arthur Whole Wheat flour for most of my cooking but for this recipe I followed the recipe and used unbleached flour)


Fudge Brownies



1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan

2) In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the heat (or microwave) briefly, just until it's hot (about 110°F to 120°F), but not bubbling; it'll become shiny looking as you stir it. Heating this mixture a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.

3) While the sugar heats a second time, crack the 4 eggs into a bowl, and beat them with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla till smooth.

4) Add the hot butter/sugar mixture, stirring until smooth.

5) Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth. Note: If you want the chips to remain intact in the baked brownies, rather than melting in, let the batter cool in the bowl for about 20 minutes before stirring in the chips.

6) Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan.

7) Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and the center should look very moist, but not uncooked. Remove them from the oven and cool on a rack before cutting and serving.


The only healthy change I made.....I cut the recipe in half! heehee! I also used 2 teaspoons of strong coffee in place of the espresso powder.  I cooked it in a 8 by 8 inch pan for 25 minutes and it was perfect!

Way to go Saints! YOU DID IT!



Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Uh oh, you may never want the healthy version again. :)


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am soooo up there over the Saints winning!!! What a great game!

Your brownies look wonderful! Exactly the way they taste I bet!!

Beedeebabee said...

Oh, heaven!!! They look and sound delicious, Diane. There's nothing like a warm, yummy brownie once in a while!!! I see the "children" were enjoying the game also, I hope they didn't get chocolate all over there cute little outfits! ;)
Yay Saints!!! xoxo Paulette

Bearly Sane said...

Sorry, absolutely no interest in football Diane, but those brownies look you have made me hungry! LOL!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Betty said...

That was a great game! I didn't have any dessert but if I had those brownies would have been great! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Great brownies.I also use wheat flour, I dont eat anything unless its wheat like pasta I eat 12 grain , and bread etc.I will try these.

This year wasnt my football year the Steelers didnt do well.Last year they won the superbowl but I wasnt into it this year.Have a nice day!

Doreen Frost said...

MMMMMMM..they look delicious!!!!

Hugs, Doreen

Unknown said...

I just left a comment on your last post. ooooh those brownies look too good. I can almost smell them! Suzie xxx

Mila said...

OMG...sooo delicious!Thanks for receipe!
Mila :)

Unknown said...

Jacqueline has one request...could you please bring some of those yummy chocolate brownies over to The Enchanted Playhouse to share with all! They go dandy with our color book hour!

Vee said...

Those look wonderful!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Such decadent brownies - yummy.

My Grama's Soul said...

Brownies look yummy! love the healthy change you made.LOL

Thanks for stopping by to say hi,


Barb said...

Yummy!!!! They look absolutely delicious. I love brownies.

Barb ♥

Freckled Hen said...

They look splendid! You made me choke on my tea as I ONLY use King Arthur Flour. We have odd little similarities!
PS Have you been to the King Arthur website? It's full of good recipes and products, etc.

Annalisa said...

Yay! Sometimes you need to get back to "normal" food, even if it is not so healthy, it surely tastes heavenly!!!
Your brownies look wonderful!Perfect presentation :)

Love this post,

KAF Bakers said...

Hey there,
It was great chatting with you at the KAF site. LOVE the blog, and your brownies are so good lookin'!

We do have a great whole grain brownie recipe that rivals these beauties. You'll have to check out our recipe for Tasting is Believing Brownies and tell us what you think. Just plan ahead a bit, they need to sit overnight.

PS. I didn't make a single thing for Superbowl, but it was a great game and I am so happy for the Saints and their city.

All the best,

MaryJane @ King Arthur Flour

Janet said...

We love brownies!! And these look so good!

joyh82 said...

Those look delish! I love brownies, have you tried the perfect brownie pan they advertise on TV? My son got it for me for Christmas.. it does work great.
Have a great week!

Catherine Holman said...

My biggest weakness is chocolate. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Finding Joy said...

Those brownies look delicious. I must give this recipe a go. My son made microwave brownies last night but they weren't chocolate enough.