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Brownies


I know, I know yet another brownie recipe. I just can't seem to help myself. These were called chewy brownies. I don't know why they're called that; they were not what I would consider chewy. They were very fudgey. They did call for an egg yolk (Drat - that darn leftover white again! I can't seem to get away from them).


Brownies (Adapted from Handle the Heat)

1 1/4 c sugar
5T butter
3/4 c cocoa powder
1/3 c canola oil
2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
1 t vanilla
1 t chocolate extract
1/2 c flour
1/8 t baking soda
1T cornstarch
1/4 salt
3/4 c chocolate chips (name your poison - I used bittersweet)

Place butter and sugar in a bowl. Microwave until butter is melted. Stir in oil and cocoa powder. Set aside to cool. Line a 8x8 pan with foil. Whisk in eggs, yolk, vanilla, and chocolate extract. Add flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Stir until just combined. Spread half of the batter into the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cover with remaining batter. Bake 30 minutes at 325 until toothpick inserted has moist crumbs. The center will still be quite soft. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Let cool completely before cutting.

The recipe said to use semisweet chocolate, but I think they might have been a little too sweet. They also said to mix the chocolate chips in. I like them better in the middle of the brownie - more even distribution and a little surprise in each one.

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