Boyfriend brownies

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    My brother's girlfriend first introduced us to these deliciously dense and extremely chocolatey brownies. Great served warm with a scoop of ice cream! Try using half white chocolate chips and half dark chocolate chips.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 60ml water
    • 150g butter
    • 350g dark chocolate chips
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 4 eggs
    • 350g dark chocolate chips
    • 120g coarsely chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:3hr 

    1. Preheat an oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a small bowl; set aside. Grease and flour a 23cm square baking dish.
    2. Combine the sugar, water and butter in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in 350g chocolate chips and the vanilla extract until the chocolate has melted. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl; beat in the eggs one at a time until smooth. Fold in the flour mixture until incorporated, then fold in another 350g chocolate chips along with the walnuts. Pour into prepared dish.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the dish, 45 to 55 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares to serve.

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    Absolutely wonderful! I made three small changes; I used double-strength coffee instead of water and after I stirred the eggs in, I used extra dark chocolate chips and omitted the nuts only because I'm quite broke right now and cannot afford them. I also noticed that after I got the brownie batter ready, all of it would not have fit in a 9x9 pan. I used a rectangular pan, I think the 9x13. These turned out dense and fudgy and just AWESOME. Hugely loved by my husband (he ate half the pan in twenty minutes!) though I think if he had been my boyfriend, these would have warranted a proposal. Thanks, Debra, for our new brownie recipe! NOTE: To save you scrambled eggs in your batter mixture, make sure you cool your sugar/water/chocolate mixture a bit before beating in your eggs or temper the eggs (add a little of the hot mixture into the egg to warm it slightly) with a bit of the sugar/water/chocolate mixture. Once you cook your egg accidentally, it's all over. Be sure you bake this in a larger pan. Bake it in a smaller pan and you'll end up with less favorable results.  -  04 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Everything was delicious! Except when i finished preparing everything i realized there was no way it would be able to fit in a 9x9 pan. Instead i used a regular 13x9 pan and it filled perfectly. By the time it was done the brownies were still nice and thick in the pan and were amazing.  -  23 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    If you are a true fudge-a-holic and love your brownies the same way, then you'll love these. They're fudgy and gooey all right, but for me, just a little too much so. I ate one and now I feel like a kid who overdid it on the sweet stuff and gave him/herself a tummy-ache. I love frosted brownies, but wouldn't EVEN consider it on these, even if I eliminated the chocolate chips in the batter! (Allrecipes editors, please seriously consider revising the pan size in this recipe to 13x9 inch. Previous reviewers who gave that heads up in their reviews to future bakers looking to make these saved them from disappointment. I made HALF the recipe in an 8x8" pan and could have easily gotten by with a 9x9" pan as well. The full recipe does NOT work for a 9x9" pan!)  -  17 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)