Double Chocolate Brownies
This is a super simple treat and goes equally well with a cup of coffee or a glass or red wine!
¾ cup un-sifted flour
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1/ 3 cup butter
¾ cup sugar
2 Tbsp water
12 oz chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup nuts
Preheat oven to 325.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a small saucepan combine butter, sugar and water.
Bring just to a boil.
Remove from heat, add 6 oz ( 1 cup ) chocolate chips and vanilla.
Stir until smooth.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well.
Blend in flour mixture.
Stir in remaining chocolate chips and nuts. (And extra flavor, if using – see options)
Spread into greased 9 ” square pan.
Bake 35 minutes at 325.
Cut into squares.
Use white chocolate chips, mint chocolate chips or espresso chips for the 2nd cup of chips (added with the nuts)
Add 1 Tbsp flavored liquor such as Grand Marnier or orange extract to batter
Substitute 2 Tbsp strong coffee for the water
Glaze with chocolate ganache or icing
Line baking pan with parchment paper for easy removal
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