Mghfg. Brotufhg. Ftheng. Excuse me while I attempt to form a sentence while eating one of these ah-mah-zing brownies fresh out of the oven. Ooooh mama are they ever tasty. Crisp and crunchy on top, gooey and chewy in the middle, with crunchy walnuts and a hint of coffee.
I really love to bake. To me, baking is a form of relaxation or therapy, with a reward at the end that you get to eat. What could be better? Well, maybe eating the batter. I mean I have to taste the batter. It’s pretty much mandatory.
When these brownies were baking I was a kid again, sitting in front of the oven with the light on, watching them get all cripsy on top, counting down the minutes until the timer went off. They made the house smell so good. Waiting for them to cool was the biggest form of torture, but eating them made up for it. They’re like little bits of chocolatey, gooey heaven in my mouth.
|Mocha Brownies|| |
- ¾ stick of butter
- 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 5 tsp instant coffee powder
- ½ cup flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 cup walnuts
- ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper so it covers the bottom and two sides. Leave enough paper on the edges so you can grasp it easily (you'll be pulling the brownies out of the pan using the paper). Grease well.
- Place walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 5-10 minutes, stirring to prevent from burning. Remove and set aside.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, chocolate and coffee powder, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool slightly.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon and salt.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs and sugar, then whisk in the chocolate mixture. Stir in dry ingredients until just mixed. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter into the pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs on it, about 40 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
- Once cooled, grab edges of parchment and remove brownies from the pan. Cut into squares and serve.