This double chocolate brownie recipe isn't what you would call one of those typical Italian cakes. I know that. But I added it to my site because it's magically easy. One pot is where you start. Next it's straight to your baking pan. Almost NO dishes. Gotta love that, right? I just couldnt skip adding it to my super easy cake recipes section. It's a great quick fix for potlucks, class parties, or a last minute dessert.
There are a couple of spices that may scare you - like anise and nutmeg. We use them alot in Italian dessert recipes. Just skip 'em if you're scared. My grandma, the Italian one, didn't add them and the Italian cooking police never wrote her a citation. I just add them to give the chocolate some MORE depth. It's a personal choice thing. Other than the optional spices, there's nothing crazy or complex to these moist dense guys.
Too, I have added tsome frosting suggestions - if you really want to make them decadent. You can try my Coffee Frosting on top!
And if you don't like those I have a whole section devoted cake frosting recipes.
If you want to substitute and add or take away ingredients - chances are it may be listed in the substitution section below.
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* 2/3 cup sugar
* 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 3 ounces unsalted butter
* 2 eggs
* 1/3 cup of flour
* 1/8 teaspoon anise (TOTALLY OPTIONAL)
* 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (TOTALLY OPTIONAL)
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 cup chocolate chips (get good quality for heaven's sake!)
* Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
* Grease your pan. (Real good!)
* Melt the butter in a saucepan.
* After it's melted take it off the heat and add the cocoa and sugar.
* Add the eggs.
* Put the dry ingredients in a sifter and sift everything into the saucepan and mix.
* Don't' leave any pockets of flour.
* Add the chocolate chips and stir.
* Pour into the pan.
* Bake for minutes. Or toothpick-clean-done.
TIP: Make sure when you check with toothpick that you are not hitting a gooey piece of chocolate. If you hit one of those pieces of chocolate it may look like your batter is still wet.
Yup. I just have a house full of nut-haters. They pick 'em out. So I figure why waste the money buying them and the time chopping them. Let alone it really ticks me off when people pick through what I bake!
Anise is a common Italian spice. We use it in our Italian dessert recipes. The closest thing to compare it to is licorice, black licorice. And nope, it's not related to licorice at all.
A good quality cocoa! This is a DOUBLE chocolate brownie recipe. So the choice of your chocolate is what gives this it's flavor. So let's just use common sense. No Dollar Store cocoa! No expired chips or cocoa. AND only use OFF brand if you like the taste it gives you and you are familiar with it.
It's your recipe. I just posted a basic double chocolate brownie recipe in it's most simplistic form. (Ok, I did add the nutmeg and anise which is optional.) But yeah, if you want to add white chocolate chips have at it. Just remember - the chips melt and that is what give the flavor - they jsut won't remain in full-chip-shape.
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