Originally Posted by Scotch
That sounds great! This is my favorite recipe -- I think it's probably less dense than PieSusan's version, although not really like cake.
2 ounces bittersweet (baking) chocolate
¼ cup butter (½ stick)
2 eggs (room temperature)
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated white sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease 8-inch X 8-inch square or 9-inch round cake pan.
3. Break chocolate into pieces and put in glass measuring cup; add butter; microwave on high about 30 second, just until butter has melted; remove from microwave and stir; if chocolate has not melted completely, return to microwave for 10 seconds, then stir again; repeat until chocolate is just barely melted; set aside to cool (do not use while still hot).
4. Beat eggs & salt with whisk in large bowl until light and foamy.
5. Gradually add sugar to eggs, whisking well after each addition; beat until very smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes.
6. Add vanilla to egg mixture and whisk until incorporated.
7. Add cooled chocolate and butter mixture to egg mixture; fold together with a rubber spatula.
8. Before chocolate and egg mixtures are completely mixed together, add flour; continue folding.
9. Before flour is completely mixed in, add nuts; continue folding just until mixture is evenly colored.
10. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 25 minutes; center will appear crusty but will be quite soft; cake is done when it just begins to pull away from sides of pan.
11. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Seems like this yields thin brownies. Not that it's a bad thing, but just wanted to set expectations...
Tried the brownies from the OP...VERY FUDGE-LIKE and chewy...Too much for me and my guests...I may try this again and put a total of 2.5 cups of flour, still minimal mixing to prevent gluten...
Edit: Just wanted to add, if you like fudge-like, this is the recipe for you :D