Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pecan Fudge Brownies - MS Everyday Foods

Camille and I were craving chocolate the other day, so I made these brownies. They are SOOO good. I think it's the brown sugar that makes them so different. Be sure to bake long enough. They are very fudgy in the center.
Pecan Fudge Brownies
from Martha Stewart Everyday Foods (September 2008)


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 ounce semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch-square baking pan. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides. Butter paper; set pan aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
Place butter and chocolates in a large heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water. Heat until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in sugars, eggs, vanilla, flour mixture, and half of pecans. Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining pecans.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Set pan on a wire rack; let cool completely. Using paper overhang, lift brownie onto a cutting board; cut into 16 squares. Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 5 days.


Anonymous said...

I found your blog today. I was reading your older posts, about your son going off to college. This is my son's senior year, and can you believe that I'm ALREADY fretting about him leaving home next year? Probably magnified because we've homeschooled him since kindergarten!
When you've worked this hard to prepare them for life, it seems like it should be easy to send them out to live it.
I'll be following your journey this year. Maybe it will help me to take it easy next year when it's my turn!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look sooo good! I love them!