Monday, May 17, 2010

"fancy" brownies


Ok. They are actually regular brownies. But for some reason a cute little tart pan makes me feel like they were really fancy. And that I was really fancy.
And I liked it.

Brownie Tart
(tweaked and halved from this recipe)

1 stick butter
4 ounces of good quality dark chocolate
2/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1/3 cup all purpose flour
3 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Butter and flour tart pan.

Melt butter and chocolate in a 3-qt heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm. Whisk in sugar and vanilla. Whisk in eggs one at a time until mixture is glossy and smooth.

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt, then whisk into chocolate mixture until combined.

Spread in pan and bake until a pick inserted in center comes out with crumbs, 20 to 25 minutes.

We ate them warm with ice cream and raspberries, but they were also sooooo good after they had cooled too!

enjoy!

16 comments:

Miss Fitz said...

Brownies from scratch are the best! My 'secret' is to bake them no more than the maximum time and try less, because then they're all gooey on the inside and taste kind of like a chocolate torte.

Karumen said...

this looks too yummy! for the butter, is that nay regular one or unsalted one? cheers

Abi Porter said...

Yum! They do look fancy.. I like fancy. and fake fancy.

Coco @ Roost said...

arent these sinfully delicious?!?! your are indeed fancy AND beautifully plated!

Erica Lea said...

Oooh, they do look fancy! And delicious. What a wonderful idea to bake brownies in a tart pan. Brilliant.

Kaitlin said...

Tart pans DO make everything fancy. Great presentation :)

esther.olschowy said...

I agree with Kaitlin^^ looks great!

summer said...

i love the fanciness + raspberries. your food always has such a fresh look. thanks for the tweaks, too!

ps. a tart pan is on my list of dream items. you luckie.

teresa-bug said...

I like fancy!!

Amie said...

drool. These look so good...I think I may have to make some brownies tonight!

Frau Haselmayer said...

They look fancy. And delicious!

swell.life said...

nope you were right the first time. they are fancy. amazingly fancy. the powdered sugar says it all!

Sprouted Kitchen said...

so special that brownies in a different pan makes them 10x better isnt it? Love that this recipe is practically flourless!!

Taranii said...

sometimes a new style of presentation is all an old classic needs. Your picture is fantastic!

Emily O. said...

hello, I just found your blog recently & I'm loving it! thanks for all the beautiful (& delicious) inspiration.

tryityoumightlikeit said...

I'm making these this week. Thanks for sharing.