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Ghirardelli Classic Brownies

 

Ghirardelli Classic Brownie

Ghirardelli Classic Brownie

Sometimes you just want the brownie you grew up with – but made with really good chocolate. December 8 is National Brownie Day, so why not celebrate by going out and purchasing a Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar and turning it into an 8×8″ pan of awesomeness? These classic brownies have Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips in them too.

I live near San Francisco, so I learned, shortly after moving here 13 years ago, that it’s pronounced with a gggg as in good. Not a g is in geez. It’s Good Ghirardelli. Now you can be in the know too!

I’m going to be selling them at the Church Christmas Bakesale tomorrow! Nothing like a little chocolate for Christmas. Happy Holidays!

 

Ghirardelli Classic Brownies
 
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The classic brownie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar (1 bar)
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. Chop the 4 ounces of semi sweet chocolate bars into 1" pieces. In the top of a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl over barely simmering water, melt the 4 chopped chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Stir the brown sugar and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Add the eggs and mix well. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly fold the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture, mixing well until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven and cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into 2-inch squares.

 

Sharffen Berger Fudgy Brownies

Sharffen Berger Fudgy Brownies

Sharffen Berger Fudgy Brownies

You know, chocolate is a funny thing. It comes in so many flavors and textures and each person knows just how they like it. Me? I like rich, dark chocolate. Sharffen Berger gets my kind of chocolate just right. So I was lucky when the company just happened to sponsor a Food Blogging conference I attended and the goodie bag we got was filled with lots of Sharffen Berger baking chocolate. Like the 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate, which is the basis for these fudgy brownies. This recipe comes directly from the source. Sharffen Berger publishes this and lots of other recipes on their site. These are definitely the fudgiest, most decadent brownies I’ve ever had. Enjoy!

Sharffen Berger 70% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate

Sharffen Berger 70% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate

Sharffen Berger Fudgy Brownies
Makes 9 two-inch square brownies
Ingredients

6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into cubes, plus more for the pan
8 ounces SCHARFFEN BERGER 70% bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/3 cup all-purpose flour

Method

1. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F. Cut an 8 by 16-inch piece of parchment paper. Lightly butter an 8 by 8 by 2-inch pan and line it with the parchment, allowing it to extend evenly over the opposite sides. Butter the parchment including the paper on the sides of the pan.

2. Place the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl set over a pot of gently simmering water and stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.

3. With a large rubber spatula or wooden spoon, beat the sugar and salt into the chocolate mixture. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour and mix vigorously until the batter is very glossy and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and tap the pan bottom on the countertop to level the batter. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a skewer in the center comes out moist but clean.

Let cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Remove the brownies from the pan using the parchment “handles,” and cool completely on the rack before cutting into 2-inch squares.

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownies


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Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownies

Day 13 of 31 days of pumpkin and we come to a personal favorite: the brownie. Brownies are the kind of food that inspire strong opinions. People know exactly how they like their brownies. Some people like them cakey, others like them fudgy. Some like the crunchy edges so much that they buy special pans so that every brownie will have a crunchy edge. Others want the slightly undercooked gooey middle. Me? I go for the fudgy, gooey variety, made with chocolate as dark and rich as possible. That’s why I decided to make this recipe using 70% cacao Sharffen Berger bittersweet chocolate and a whole lot o’ butta.

Scharffen Berger Chocolate

Scharffen Berger Chocolate

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