Saturday, March 3, 2012

Chocolate Meltaway Brownies



Last weekend I had an itch for something chocolatey, and after hearing Jeremy mention that brownies were one of his favorite desserts, I decided to whip some up. They were easy to make, and although this recipe does call for some chocolate and butter to be melted down in a double-boiler, you can make your own makeshift double boiler by filling a large-ish pot about 1/3 full of water and nestling a slightly smaller pot within it to put the chocolate and butter in. I especially liked how these turned out because of the hint of amaretto, which is one of my absolute favorite flavors when used in combination with chocolate. They were nice and soft inside too, with the milk chocolate morsels all melty and smooth, but not gooey to the point where you can't eat them with your hands without them breaking apart everywhere. 'Twas the ideal brownie consistency.

I also had some very good news last week which was definitely worth celebrating with some brownies. Me and Jeremy got our wedding location secured, we'll be wed at Mount Hood Organic Farms on September 1st, 2013! I am so excited, and very relieved. Having the location contract signed and secured is light a weight being lifted from my shoulders. I feel like now that I know when and where it will be I can start getting everything else arranged with a nice sense of security. So excited about it! We'll definitely have a wedding cake, but these brownies might be fun to have on the dessert table too...



Ingredients:

2 Eggs
2 Ounces Semi-Sweet Baker's Chocolate
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon Flour
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Walnuts
1/3 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Amaretto Liqueur
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt together the butter and baker's chocolate in a double boiler. (If you don't have a double boiler, nest a small pot with the chocolate and butter in it over a slightly larger pot with boiling water in it).


Stir until completely combined, then remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool down until it is warm, not hot. Stir in the brown sugar, olive oil, cocoa powder, amaretto liqueur, and vanilla extract. Then beat in the two eggs until well blended.


Stir in the flour and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt until completely mixed into the dough. Add the walnuts and most of the chocolate chips and stir again until evenly dispersed.


Pour the mixture into a well-greased 8x8 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the small amount of remaining chocolate chips over the brownies for decoration, as well as the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.





19 comments:

  1. Congrats, Eva!! So happy for you guys!! That farm looks incredible and I'm sure you guys will have a beautiful wedding!

    These brownies look incredible... pinning right now!

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    1. Thanks Marlena! The farm is really beautiful, I am so happy we're having it there.

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  2. A date and a place! How exciting! What better way to celebrate than a big chunk of chocolatey goodness?

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  3. Those brownies look great! Love the walnut addition. We also need to figure out our wedding location - maybe we'll do that over some chocolatey goodness!

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    1. That's the best way to do it :) And congrats on the engagement!

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  4. I have a favorite brownie recipe that looks very similar to this one! And congratulations on picking a place! I love those farms, btw- it will be a very pretty wedding :)

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  5. Wow, we must have been on the same wavelength, because two nights ago I was complaining to Cory about how much I wanted a brownie, haha! These look freakin' epic. Congrats again sweetie on booking the location! Now all the fun planning begins!

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  6. Those brownies look divine. Also, congrats on finding a venue! After that step, the planning gets so much easier. :)

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  7. great brownies ya have! it really looks good that tempting me to eat those chocolate brownies of yours. nice combination ,thumbs up and congrats also in advance :)

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  8. Looks great...do we use vegetable oil or olive oil? You mentioned both..

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    1. Oops! Those brownies must have gone straight to my brain. I used olive oil, but you could definitely substitute vegetable oil if you didn't have any olive oil on hand.

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  9. oh darn....I just made them and used vegetable oil....hope they turn out ok.

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  10. It's will come out the same, I just like using olive oil because it's healthier, but vegetable oil and olive oil have the same effect when you use them in baking, they add moisture because they contain fats.

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  11. wow! you always impressive me with your work, very impressive looks so good!.

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  12. I am in heaven lol I mean that looks super delicious and oh so decadent that I will be making these for my soon to be hubby very soon!!!

    Thank You so much for posting this!!!

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