Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Classic Fudge Walnut Brownies

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

Apparently, I have a sweet tooth lately - desserts for Tasty Tuesdays two weeks in a row!  This is a great recipe for brownies.  I think these were probably the most chocolaty brownies I have ever had.  The recipe comes from the September 2011 issue of Cooking Light and can be seen right here.

- 3/4 all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks, divided
- 1/3 cup fat-free milk
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, divided
- Cooking spray

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.  Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Combine 1/2 cup chocolate and milk in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir in butter, vanilla, and eggs. Add milk mixture, 1/2 cup chocolate, and 1/4 cup nuts to flour mixture; stir to combine.

3.  Pour the batter into a 9-inch square metal baking pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup nuts. Bake at 350° for 19 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in the pan on a rack. Cut into squares and serve.

{ The recipe calls for a metal 9" baking pan, but I only had an 8" one, so I used a glass baking dish instead. }

The brownies definitely tasted great, but they were so moist and chewy that I had a hard time cutting nice squares.

The chocolate won me over though.

What did you cook this week?

Party Rules:
1.  Add a link in the post you are linking up back to this post.
2.  Add the Tasty Tuesday button to the post you are linking up.  You will find the button and code on my sidebar.


Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Hope you're enjoying your trip, Alissa :) Thanks for hosting!

Shelly {Quiet Luxury} said...

Hi Alissa!

These brownies do look very moist and yummy!

Have a great week.


Jacky Hackett said...

A great brownie is such a wonderful treat. These look yummy!

euregirlsandboys said...

The fudge brownies look delicious!

FYI - I'm linking up for the first time this week and couldn't get the Tasty Tuesday button to work. I kept getting a message that the image had been removed from Photobucket.

Frugal in Florida said...

Oh MY WORD. I just pinned these ... skip the beer brownies, just give me the classic walnut ones! Thanks for sharing (and hosting!)

Danielle said...

as far as i'm concerned nothing beats a good brownie - these look great!

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

Hi, I just linked some recipes from my brand new blog, thanks so much for hosting! I'm following, if you get a minute, please stop by and follow, too! :)

The Single Nester said...

I am in need of a new brownie recipe. The box mix just doesn't cut it anymore. Enjoy your vacay!

Kristy Lynn said...

i just don't know what it is about brownies but they sure make my heart sing! maybe it's the fact that they're tiny cakes. with pot in them. err, chocolate in them. can you tell i'm from the west coast? ;)

this week i've linked up my recipe for from-scratch pasta with a lemony ricotta, swiss chard, and caramelized onion filling. hello, heaven :)

Haydn and Kristy @ Taste Buds said...

Happy Tuesday!

As per usual, thank you for hosting - I love checkin out what other people are up to on their blogs... why do you think reality tv is so popular?? ;)

This week I've linked up my recipe for a savory roast duck crepe with a strawberry, plum & blood orange sauce & fresh crunchy arugula.

marissa said...

ooh those look deadly thanks so much for hosting :)


Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

I could smell them from way over in Canada! These are my absolute fav dessert. I will have to wait until after Easter to enjoy though : )

So Simply Chic said...

Oh my goodness those look delicious!! So yummy :)


diynewlyweds.com said...

Mmm, those brownies look delicious! I've never made brownies from scratch, but have been wanting too, these look like the perfect recipe to try.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow, wow, wow...yes, please! :)

Lady Olivine said...

Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Don't they look sweet and chewy. Yum, yum!

Still dreaming of an oven...sigh...

Javelin Warrior said...

You've achieved the perfect combo - crispy top, gooey center and the perfect amount of walnuts. I'm just gonna drool a little longer =) And I am featuring this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It's a pleasure following your creations…


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