Monday, August 20, 2012

Fudgy Gooey Brownies—Secret Recipe Club, Group C—Operation Save-An-Orphan ;)

Fudgy, Gooey Brownies (Aug. SRC Group C) 8-20-12

Get your fresh, hot, fudgy, gooey brownies!

When I hear that a blogger from the Secret Recipe Club is orphaned because the person who was assigned their blog didn’t make and post something from it on time, I am eager to help because I wouldn’t want to be orphaned.  One of the fun things about this monthly club is seeing something made from your blog that someone took the time to make.  It’s pretty simple to follow the instructions, (sign up, agree to make something from your assigned blog, and post it at the right time—and you have a month to do it), so I’m a little baffled why this seems to happen as much as it does.  We all have things happen that can’t be avoided, but I like stepping in, as it gives me more chances to make things from other blogs!  So I made something a couple weeks ago for Group A---Delicious Chocolate Turtle Ice Cream, because I’m actually IN Group A.  Last week it just worked out that I was able to make something for an orphaned blogger in Group B, and now I have another cookie in my arsenal of great cookies to keep making---German Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Wow, does anyone sense a trend here?  I think I like chocolate.  Who knew? ;) 

Today when I heard that the sweet Avanika from Yumsilicous Bakes was an orphan for Group C reveal,  I offered to adopt her.  I mean, really, this is a gal after my own chocolate-lovin’, decadent, baking heart.  Avanika is a great, young blogger from Bombay, India that I’ve “known” for a number of years.  She is currently living in the UK finishing up her studies.  (I thought she actually graduated, but she might be in a Master’s program.)  Help me out here, A. ;)

As soon as I offered to adopt Yumsilicous Bakes, I was accepted in for another round of “having” to make something yummy.  I mean, twist my arm.  I did a quick search of her blog, and since it was a last minute thing, decided to make these great looking Brownies For Fudgy Gooey Camp.  Being a fudgy, gooey brownie kind of gal, I knew these would be great and who can argue that brownies are so simple?!  Check out Avanika’s post from May celebrating her three years of blogging—she also lists some of her favorite recipes and posts from the past.  Look at that Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake that has been on my radar since she first posted it, not to mention her Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Truffle Cookies that she baked after seeing them on a blog---oh yes, that’s right---it was mine!  Ahh, her cookies look so good and I wish I could just whip those up again right now.  Thanks for the blog love over the last few years, Avanika!  The feeling is mutual.

And the brownies---fudgy and gooey as promised!

Hot fudgy, gooey brownies (Aug. SRC Group C)

These brownies are great right out of the oven fresh and hot.  I decided not to let them cool before taking a slice for pictures.  As promised, these fit their name.  I think these would be perfect for a brownie sundae, you know, add to the goo with ice cream and toppings!  Now we’re talking. 

I only adapted the recipe slightly, as it says 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoons flour and that it is 135 grams.  Knowing that 1 cup is 120 grams, I assumed that is a typo and should say 1 cup plus 1 tablespoons, so I used all the gram measurements for the recipe and it seems to have worked.  The recipe also calls for the optional extra chocolate chips and some walnuts, but I left those out as my family prefers plain ‘ol brownies.

*Note, after posting Avanika and I decided the flour should be 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon, which would be 67.5 grams, the correct amount is in the recipe.

Fudgy, Gooey Brownies, adapted from Avanika at Yumsilicious Bakes by Katrina, Baking and Boys!

10 ounces semi sweet chocolate

3 ounces unsweetened chocolate

3/4 cup (170 grams) unsalted butter

1 cup (240 grams) granulated sugar

3 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (67.5 grams) all purpose flour

1  1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9x13x2 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray, leaving some to hang over the sides.

Melt the chocolates and butter in a double boiler (or microwave in 20-30 second intervals).  Once melted, allow to cool to room temperature.  In the meantime, combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla in a medium sized bowl.  Stir to combine with a wooden spoon.  Do not over mix.

Once the chocolate is cooled, add it to the egg mixture and stir to combine.  Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another bowl.  Add to the chocolate mixture and stir just until combined.  Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.  Cool completely in the pan.

Remove the brownies from the pan by lifting the foil edges.  Cut into desired sizes on a cutting board. 

Melted chocolate and butter for Fudgy Gooey Brownies (Aug. SRC Group C) Is there a better looking thing than melted chocolate?  I think not---and Avanika said the same thing.  Great minds think and bake alike.  ;) 

Fudgy, Gooey Brownies

I probably would have taken them out a couple minutes sooner, but just set the timer for 35 minutes and took them out as soon as it rang.  They still came out great though!  Glad to help out with SRC Group C again, and bake something yumsilicious from Avanika’s blog.

7 comments:

Pretend Chef said...

Yummy!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Oh wow Katrina. I'm so flattered, this is one of the sweetest posts about me ever. Thank you super super much for 'saving' me. I couldn't have asked for a better blogger to have done this.

Yes, I am doing my Masters now, actually got about 10 days left on it, and a horrible 15,000 word dissertation I spend all day+night working on.

I just checked the recipe, seems I got the gram measurement wrong. Heading over to change it, thanks. That's probably why you needed the shorter baking time too, sorry. But those brownies look amazing, I'm pretty sure they didn't suffer one bit!

megan said...

Dang it girl - I've been meaning to get in touch with you all summer! I'm missing your posts and have a new blog too! email me: meganssweetlife@gmail.com ... we have so much to catch up on!

And anytime chocolate is involved, you know I'm all in! :)

Gloria Rice said...

Yummy looking! Cool looking top too!

Barbara Bakes said...

A brownie is always a hit at our house too. Although we always add the chocolate chips.

Sara said...

Whoa yum! These brownies look AMAZING - there's really nothing like homemade brownies, yum!

Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos said...

That looks SO good!!! Kudos on adopting an SRC orphan - that really speaks volumes :)