Tuesday, July 27, 2010

browned butter brownies

(or browndies? just doesn't sound right)

It's still reeeeally hot.
But I also reeeeally needed some brownies.
(and you know I like them fancy)

Browned Butter Brownies
10 TBS butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (I used Mexican vanilla)
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 325°

To brown butter:
Heat pan on medium heat.
Cut butter in to pieces and melt in pan.
Stir continuously. Butter will foam up.
After foam subsides, small brown flecks will start to appear in bottom of pan.
Continue stirring, until butter has reached a nice brown color, and nutty aroma.
When you want to lick the spoon, you know it's ready.
Turn the heat all the way down.

Add sugar to browned butter and stir until well combined.
taste this. it is insane.
Add the cocoa and stir until well combined.
Remove from heat and let it cool down a bit (not cold, not hot, just warm:)
Add the vanilla.
Add the eggs, one at a time.
Continue to stir--the mixture will be thick and shiny.
Add flour and salt and stir until just combined.

Pour batter into a 10" tart pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (You can also bake them in an 8x8 and bake for a few minutes more)
Top with vanilla bean ice cream and fresh berries!



Tara said...

Yum, I will have to try the browned butter. And I like browndies, stick with it. :)

Kristin Hanson said...

Oh heavens, I think my project for today is tweaking these to be gf. Browned butter and chocolate??? Can it get any better than that? I submit that it cannot.

michael ann said...

oooh wow those look delicious! i am so glad i just stumbled on your blog, your pictures are so beautiful :]

kathleen Jibson said...

The Brownies were "DELISH" down to the last bite!! Thanks Sheena for the Yummy dessert. Hugs to all!!

Kristin Hanson said...

I hope you don't mind that I posted up my gf adaptation on my blog (bootandlooty.blogspot.com) & gave you credit :) It was amazing!! Thank you!

Charlotte said...

ooh these look yummy - going on my list to try :D thanks!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I have tried brown butter in cookies and pasta sauces, and it fabulous! Now I have got to try these brownies, too - they look fantastic! Love your photos!

camandholls said...

I made these last night. So yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

swell.life said...

i just kirtsy-ed these...now i'm off to bake them! can't even wait.

swell.life said...

one q...what sized pan should i bake them in?

teresa-bug said...

I just got some fancy schmancy cocoa powder and I think this is a great way to break it in. Thanks!

Natalie said...

YUM YUM YUM! I haven't had the heart to turn on my oven this week. 118 heat index and all. Hopefully I can give my kids some food love soon.

Eat. Laugh. Run. said...

I'm in food awe right now: browned butter COMBINED with brownies!?! I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog, this recipe looks delicious and it's going to the top of my list to try!

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

This looks delicious! Your photographs are beautiful as well!
I've recently launched my own blog, I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think! :) www.prettygoodfood.com Thanks and Happy Cooking!

Angela said...

Those look really beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Making these as we speak--it's a miracle any of the batter made it into the pan. Absolutely delicious!

Rebekah said...

I made these for myself today, and I'm pretty sure they made my day like, a million percent better. So thanks for a great recipe!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I made these today and they were the most fantastic brownies I've ever tasted. I'm officially a browned butter believer now!

michemoo said...

Hi! are these the same brownies as the ones in The Family Flavor?? I was planning to make them for a girls luncheon this Saturday but my book is still not here :(

sheena said...

@michemoo different recipe--so sorry!