Is there anyone who doesn’t love a freshly baked brownie? Has someone ever found fault with this supremely rich, gooey, chocolate delight? Is there a person either young or old that does not have an allergy to chocolate that can resist the temptation to have just one more?
I think not.
As they say in infomercials… But wait. There’s more!
I’m going to give you another temptation to go along with the warm, silky decadence that is a freshly baked homemade brownie. I’m going to add the one piece of the puzzle that should have been there all along. That little thing that should have always been a part of the recipe, but has gone somehow unnoticed in a million previous incarnations.
This brownie bites back.
This year we are finally getting to a few of the recipes we wanted to try before my wife left for her stint overseas. While she is a fantastic cook in her own right, my wife is the baker in the family. She does not share my fear of measuring spoons or exacting amounts. These are things that she has mastered, and it shows.
If I had to suggest any recipe for brownies, this would be it. if you don’t like spice, leave it out, but you have to try this recipe. Right now. Don’t wait like we did. Don’t deprive yourself or your family of these amazing flavors. Just print the recipe below, make a batch and let us know what you think in the comments.
I promise that you will not be disappointed.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 4g
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Cookies circular, December , 2008
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
For the love of all that is good and Holy, NOTHING! This recipe does not need to be modified. Ever.
Links to other recipes like this:
- The backed brownie, spiced up, from Smitten Kitchen
- Spicy Hot Brownies, from Sweet and Savory
- The ‘Baked’ Spicy Brownie, from RecipeGirl.com
I totally suck at brownies. Go figure, huh? But I know these probably kick serious butt because I make a flourless chocolate cake with chipotle and cayenne. It’s amazing. How’s Alaska? I expect photos you know. Glad your family is all back together again, Jerry!
The brownies are incredible. seriously. They’re one of the best things I’ve eaten this year, and watching my wife make them, they’re pretty simple, too.
AK is beautiful. There will be photos soon. for now I’m just trying to get back on schedule with blogging, etc.
Wish you’d have been at Foodbuzz this year!
OMG… That sounds divine… Sadly we don’t get chipotle powder here in New Zealand. Could I use regular chili powder or is it completely different?
Really enjoying going back through your recipes, lots of great ideas.
if you use regular chili powder, add some smoked paprika to go with it. You don’t want to miss the subtle smoky notes that chipotle powder brings to the party
Oh my dear… those look fantastic!
They taste better than they look. Really, they do
Sound like they are right up my husband’s tree! I think I would bake them in a 13×11 though. Why the round tins???
Because that’s what my wife used when she made them… I’m sure they would be fine in a standard brownie dish as well
Woah….those look SOOO good. It’s only 9:00am here as I write this, and if these were in front of me right now, I’d have one for sure. Brownies are the Breakfast of Champions!!
Well, yeah. I mean… There are eggs and stuff in there. That’s Sooo breakfast.
WOW – Is there a substitute just using egg whites? Who took the pictures? I could eat the page.
@email marketing We don’t currently have an egg white substitute recipe, but will look into that for the future. The pictures were taken by my awesome husband, Jerry. Everything you see on the blog is food right before we eat it.
these look amazing. so much so that I included a picture in my recent blog about brownies! i gave you credit for the photo and linked back to this page! thank you!! here’s the link – http://reluctantwwfoodie.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/salted-caramel-brownies/
@ email marketing – My son is allergic to eggs and I have successfully substituted eggs with tofu, or an egg replacer called Ener-G Egg Replacer. If you can’t find it, there is a recipe for making your own egg replacer on veganbaking.net.
I haven’t tried egg replacers in this recipe – so you are on your own – good luck! :)
Thanks for adding the suggestion! I’ll look in to this in the future and see what we can do with it.