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Baking Tuesday! – Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

I know Townie has something yummy posting today.  Sometimes I wonder how I will keep up.  I pulled out an old stand-by recipe from Ina Garten.  I happened to be watching her TV show on Food Network several years ago and she made brownies.  They sounded and looked delicious, so thanks to DVR, I kept rewinding the episode to make sure I got all the ingredients written down as she said them.  This makes A LOT of brownies!  They are short (about an inch tall), rich, fudgy deliciousness as they are made in a  half sheet pan – basically a standard sized cookie sheet with a lip – rather than the standard 9×13 baking pan.  They are a good thing to make when you want something sweet for yourself and want to give something away, like when a friend has a baby and you are taking dinner and dessert. 🙂

World’s most AWESOME brownies – Ina Garten; The Barefoot Contessa

  • 1 lb butter
  • 1 lb semi sweet choc
  • 6oz bittersweet choc
  • 6 extra lrg eggs
  • 3T instant coffee
  • 2T vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 1/4c flour
  • 1t baking powder
  • 1t salt
  • 2c choc chips
  • 3/4c peanut butter
  • Prepared ½ sheet pan with butter and flour

Let’s Make it!

  1. Over double boiler, melt together first 3 ingredients, cool slightly.
  2. Whisk, not whip, eggs, coffee, vanilla, sugar.
  3. Sift together 1c flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add chocolate mixture and flour mixture to egg mixture.
  5. In another bowl, mix remaining flour and 2c choc chips together (this keeps the choc chips from sinking to the bottom of pan) and then add to batter.
  6. Pour batter into prepared ½ sheet pan.
  7. Dollop and swirl peanut butter into batter.
  8. Bake 15mins at 350F
  9. Tap pan to let out air and bake additional 15-20 minutes – at high altitude it takes even longer!
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