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Brownies and a party! September 11, 2011

Posted by frizzybaker in Dessert.

Remember when I went to Cincinnati to visit my in-laws and I was going to make some brownies for a party? Well, I finally have the update on the party and the brownies!

Four of my best friends from nursing school gathered in Cincinnati to catch up and of course, stuff our faces!

We call ourselves the “fab five”

And my in-laws sure do know the secret to throwing a good party… lots of good food!

The BEST mother-in-law!

And of course the brownies!

(litterally lifted from my friend chickenonthegreen


  • 1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 T dark unsweetened cocoa powder (I used dutch process cocoa)
  • 11 oz dark chocolate, chopped (I used Ghiradelli 60% cacao)
  • 1 c unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
  • 5 large room temperature eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extractDirections:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.  Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick baking spray (or butter and flour pan).
3.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, the salt, and cocoa powder.

4. Set up a large sized double boiler. Place the chocolate, the butter, and the instant espresso powder (if using) in the bowl of the double boiler and stir occasionally until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and combined.

5. Turn off the heat, but keep the bowl over the water of the double boiler and add both sugars. Whisk the sugars until completely combined and remove the bowl from the pan. Mixture should be room temperature.

5. Add three eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. Add remaining eggs and vanilla, whisking to combine. Do not over beat the batter or else the brownies will become cakey.
6. Gently mix the flour/cocoa/salt into the chocolate with a spatula (not a whisk) just until incorporated.

7. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
8. Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs.

Party Time!




1. Whitney - September 12, 2011

Thanks for the shout out 🙂 Hope you liked the brownies and that everything is going well! Miss you!

frizzybaker - September 12, 2011

Miss you too! LOVED the brownies 🙂

2. Gigi - September 15, 2011

Looks like a fun time! Wish I had a brownie.

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