Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chocolate on Call

So, I know you are all chomping at the bit to know what my resident requested for our last on call snack. Actually, I gave her some choices but when I said brownies, she immediately perked up and said, "Oooooo...brownies!" So, I brought brownies, nutless brownies...I let her choose that, too! So, I went in search of a recipe. Now, I am particular about my brownies. I don't like them cakey and, for some reason, I don't like recipes that use an 8-inch pan. After going through several different recipes I settled on one that I KNEW would be good...one of Emily's! Now, if you have been watching the Food Network recently, you know who Emily is. She is a very talented young lady whose ambition is to go to culinary school. She was a finalist on Ultimate Recipe Showdown and, right now, if vying for a spot as a finalist in Quaker's Oatmeal Showdown (go vote for her and send her to NYC!). This recipe is your basic, fudgy brownie and is pretty simple to make. You probably wouldn't even have to go get anything at the store as it uses items most bakers (and many moms) keep on hand...no cocoa needed...just the basics: eggs, chocolate chips, butter, sugar, flour. Mmmm! Everyone in the lounge enjoyed them...thanks, Emily! Emily's Chewy Fudge Brownies Ingredients:
3/4 cup unsalted butter
14 oz. chocolate chips
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line an 11x8-inch baking dish/pan with foil. Coat foil with shortening/non-stick spray/butter etc. (I LOVE putting foil in my pan, makes clean up and serving SO easy!)

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Turn heat off, and stir in chocolate, until melted. Set aside pan, to cool slightly.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat together eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla, for 4 minutes. This will be really light after this time period. Reduce mixer speed to low, and beat in melted chocolate, until combined. Stir in flour until just combined.

Scrape batter into prepared pan, evenly. Bake at 375 degrees F, for 23-25 minutes. Cool brownies (Emily suggests plunging the pan into ice water but I didn't and mine were STILL very fudgy. She also suggests placing in the freezer...my freezer isn't that big!) Cut (if you can't wait until they're cool, use a plastic knife or lettuce knife to cut) and enjoy.

Yield: 15 brownies (per Emily...I probably got 30ish)


Peabody said...

Oh my, that could cure just about anything.

Emily said...

Whooo! I'm glad you liked them! I had no idea you were going to bake some. I think yours look way better than mine.

Thanks for all of your support! That is so kind of you. Thank you.

Emily said...

Haha, I just saw my yield vs. yours. :)

Donna-FFW said...

Those look so very amazing. I have got to try these. Chocolate is a cure-all in my book!

Cate said...

Mmmm, love fudgy brownies and it's been nearly a week since we made some. It just may be time again. ;)

Jane said...

Oh wow those look good! (I always say that when I come here!)
My recipe calls for cocoa. I'll have to try this recipe!

Hey, I wanted to give you an update on Baby Caiden. I put a little update in the comments replying to another lady, but I wanted to make sure you saw it.
Thanks for your prayers, Claire!

We went to the hospital on Saturday evening, but the family had checked a box for "no visitors" so they wouldn't even tell the mom of the baby that we were there. When Caiden's mom found out we were there she was pretty upset that she didn't know it!
I am SUPER happy to report that Caiden was taken OFF the ventilator & is now on the C-pap machine. It's sending in oxygen, but he IS breathing on his own now. He is on antibiotics for a blood infection, but as of Tuesday he wasn't running fever that day. This is also WONDERFUL news!
He's also suffering severe withdrawl from all the meds they had to have him on while he was on the vent for almost 2 weeks, so they are giving him some meds to help a little with that.
That's the most recent & the BEST update I've had!
Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers. I know he still needs them. I am giving God Almighty all the glory!

Meghann said...

Wow those brownies look so yummy and the recipe looks so easy I may even be able to bake it!