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Man-Catcher Brownies

Man-Catcher Brownies 24.000
Feb 7, 2007

This recipe is a result of the author's many experiments to create the perfect brownie: thick, moist and chocolaty. These are for purists who like nothing but brownie in their brownie, but chocolate chips or toasted chopped walnuts could be added.


Servings: 24 2 1/4 -by-2-inch brownies
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups cocoa powder, sifted (natural, not Dutch processed)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-by-13-inch pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking oil spray.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa powder, stirring to combine. Let cool slightly.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs together, then add the sugars and vanilla extract, stirring to combine. Add the cooled butter-chocolate mixture, then fold in the flour and salt until just combined; do not overmix. Spread the batter evenly in the pan, making sure the corners are filled. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a crust forms on the surface and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack; cool completely before cutting the brownies.

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From Food section editorial assistant Leigh Lambert.

Tested by Leigh Lambert.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per brownie: 310


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 14g 22%

Saturated Fat: 8g 40%

Cholesterol: 85mg 28%

Sodium: 125mg 5%

Total Carbohydrates: 46g 15%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: 35g

Protein: 4g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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