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Mocha Brownies

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Lining the pan isn't busywork; it makes it easy to remove the brownies.

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  • Yield: Makes 16

Source: Everyday Food, May 2007

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a 9-inch square baking pan with butter. Line bottom and two sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the two sides. Butter paper, and set pan aside. In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. Place butter and chocolate in a large heat-proof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of gently simmering water. Heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes; remove bowl from pan. Add sugar; mix to combine. Add eggs, and mix to combine. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened (do not overmix). Add instant espresso powder. Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top.

  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Using paper overhang, lift brownies out of pan; transfer to a rack to cool completely (still on paper). On a cutting board, using a dampened serrated knife, cut into 16 squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 2 days.

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  • Fatma Al Thani
    16 AUG, 2012
    Great one, bake for 28 min.
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  • AnneN
    27 JUN, 2011
    mykele: I totally agree with your post. I looked at that baking time and it's way off. I would go with 25-35 minutes too.
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  • mykele
    27 JUN, 2011
    I am a bit puzzled with the baking time. Most brownie recipes in the 8 or 9 inch pans take about 25 to35 minutes at most. If anyone has baked this recipe, please post the baking time that you used. Thank you in advance, Mykele
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  • sunflower1234
    30 MAY, 2011
    Sorry my bake time was a typo lol. I baked for 50 mins and it was too long.
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  • sunflower1234
    30 MAY, 2011
    Bake time is a typo for sure as others have stated. I baked for 40 mins, waaaay too long. I would like to try it again at around 30 mins. I made the Deep Dark brownies and they were awesome!
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  • lemon23
    11 FEB, 2011
    these were great! very easy, pretty quick. I just microwaved the 8 oz of chocolate and butter together and it worked fine. I also just sprayed my pan with some cooking spray and the brownies came out very clean! i cooked mine for about 45 minutes and they were perfect. yum!
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  • gailmjh7
    29 AUG, 2010
    Drecrease baking time to 35 min.,
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  • gailmjh7
    29 AUG, 2010
    Everyone in the family loved the brownies, but the baking time HAS to be a misprint. Baking them for 50-60 minutes made the edges hard, dry
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  • anabelles
    7 JUN, 2010
    I've just made these and they're divine... I did had a few white chocolate chips for a little more pizzazz - very happy!!!
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  • Shanigirl528
    31 MAR, 2010
    alicemarie - I get mine right at my regular grocery store. I ususally find it in the same area as the other drink mixes like hot cocoa. Check with coffee products if not. It can be used for sooo much - I even add it to chilli, beef stew and rubs for meats!
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