Monday, July 26, 2010

Milk Chocolate Brownies

Who can resist brownies? Sure, there are some preferences when it comes to brownies; nuts vs. naked, fudgy vs. cakey, milk vs. dark chocolate. But overall, I don’t there are many people who can say “no” to a brownie. Come on, you know you’ll never say no to THIS. Despite the very few ingredients (mostly chocolate & butter, and a hint of flour), brownie-recipes can vary enormously. When you’re not sure what the other person you’re sharing these with will like in a brownie, (read: you eat ¾ of the batch and leave your friend one bar) it’s best to opt for ‘naked’ brownies that are a cross between fudgy & cakey. These brownies were just that. Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Milk Chocolate Brownies recipe: adapted from Martha Stewart's Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Ingredients:
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 6 ounces milk chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan and line with parchment, allowing a 2-inch overhang. Butter lining (not overhang).
- Put butter and chocolate in a heatproof medium bowl set over a pan of simmering water; stir until melted. Let cool slightly. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk granulated sugar into chocolate mixture. Add eggs, and whisk until mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture; stir until well incorporated.
- Pour batter into prepared pan; spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Bake until a cake tester inserted into brownies (avoid center and edges) comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, about 45 minutes. Let cool slightly in pan, about 15 minutes. Lift out; let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.



I decided to use milk chocolate instead of bittersweet or semisweet chocolate.
I’m bold, aren’t I?


Just one note: if you substitute milk chocolate for dark,
make sure you cut back on the sugar in the recipe.


Unless you want pass out into a sugar coma.
Nice thought, though.

16 comments:

FireintheBreeze (Brittany) said...

Delicious! I know that I can't resist them. I like that you nickname them "naked" brownies haha :)

ABowlOfMush said...

Yummy looking brownies!!

Brenda said...

Oh, these look scrumptious! I will need to make these for my son, brownies are his favourite!
Wishing you a beautiful day!
xoxo, B

Eliana said...

This is one good lookin brownie!

Moon said...

Gosh, they really look perfect! Do you have a recipe that has nuts?

Lucie said...

I like your notion of sharing...I think we have the same :)

Chele said...

I made brownies too!!! We must of been on the same line of thought hehehe.

These look great.

simplysandi said...

Love Brownies.

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Oh my goodness, those look so yummy! I haven't baked brownies in a while, so I think I might need to try this recipe this weekend!

apparentlyjessy said...

I can't say no to a brownie!! I want one right now in fact. Looks like a good staple brownie recipe you found there :)

s said...

wow they look real good..and delicious

bake in paris said...

Instead of the average dark colored dark chocolate brownie, now I can choose to bake milk chocolate brownie with more appetizing color... thanks for sharing..

So crispy from the outside and soft and moist from the inside :-)

Sawadee from bangkok,
Kris

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I'm a fudge lover but I will definitely not say no to an in-between. These look really yummy and I'd be curious to try a MILK chocolate brownie since mine are usually darker.

Natalie... said...

mmmm nothing beats a good old chocolate brownie, yorus look so good and youve cut perfect slices hehe!

Natasha said...

Lots of people are posting brownie recipes lately. I think I might just have to try them all...I know, that's just the kind of blogger I am...so dedicated to the cause!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Lian said...

ziet er lekker uit...vind het altijd raar om iets brownie te noemen terwijl het niet die donkere kleur heeft :)