Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cristine's Brownies aka Nathan's Ideal Brownies

If I had to pick Nathan's favorite dessert, it would probably be brownies. Or at least that is the dessert that I have worked the hardest to make perfect for him. :) His ideal brownie has the crackley (that's so not a word, but it looks crackled!) top and is super fudgy on the inside.

This recipe came about after combining many brownie recipes and tweaking it a few times. I did this about 3 years ago and Nathan told me last week that he was surprised I haven't blogged these. I was pretty surprised, too!

These brownies are insanely chocolatey and oh so delicious. Nathan prefers to refrigerate them because then they turn even more fudge-like. Either way you shake it, though, these are fantastic!


Cristine's Brownies

4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup flour
Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 300.

Melt butter and chocolate in double boiler; set aside.

Beat eggs and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in butter/chocolate mixture and vanilla. Add flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix just until combined.

Pour batter into a greased 8" square pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


Avril said...

Oh YUMMY YUM YUM Cristine! I like how you have unsweetened chocolate AND cocoa powder in this recipe....and BROWN SUGAR too - I've never made brownies with brown sugar. Can't wait to make your recipe. :-)

Kat said...

Ohhh chocolate..such a weak spot for me!!

Bob said...

Love it! That's how I like my brownies too, although after I refrigerate them I like the then microwave them for ~10 seconds or so. Then they are fudgey and gooey. Man, now I need to make some brownies.

Shandy said...

What a delicious brownie! Your photo says it all . . . perfect! I had to print this recipe out because I know my hard-working friends at the local hospital will love them. Thank you for sharing with us!

Natalie said...

I'm all about the fudgey brownies too! I'll have to try this version sometime. My favorite brownie recipe also has 4 eggs, but uses cake flour interestingly enough ( Feel free to try sometime and compare :)

The McBride Family said...

Hmmm I think I will be making brownies this weekend. it's been a while!! YUM!

Juliana said...

Oh! This brownie looks so rich and tasty...would love to have a bite of it :-)

Shelby said...

Yummy Cristine! When I can have sweets again I will try this. I love crackly tops and fudgy brownies too!

margot said...

Brownies are one of the best desserts, these look like especially good ones.

Chef Dennis Littley said...

I do love very much....thank you for sharing your recipe!

Cari said...

As you know, I made these today :)

DELICIOUS!! They are our new favorite! Thank you so much for sharing!

Leslie said...

These DO sound like the perfect brownies!

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