This loss was a crushing blow to the Packers fans near and far, but close to home I was trying to cheer our my Packers fans with some of the best (not an exaggeration) Brownies you will EVER EAT.
The rich and gooey center of these brownies is specked with chunks of walnut and a salty brown butter deliciousness. Honestly, I could eat a whole pan of these. The best part – its a one pot recipe. No fancy beaters or KitchenAid needed. Just a medium sauce pan and a wooden spoon! you even cook the brownies in foil so clean up on the pan is a breeze.
Now your turn. Whether you are rooting for the Seahawks (barf) or the Patriots (if they win – at least I know we could have one), you might want to prepare a pan of these for your enjoyment during the big game. They will definitely help soften the hard pain of defeat, or sweeten your victory celebration!
Cocoa Brownies With Browned Butter And Walnuts
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit
- 10 tbsp unsalted butter cut into 1in pieces
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 lg eggs (chilled)
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp flour
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- Preheat oven to 325˚F and line an 8×8 metal baking pan with aluminum foil. Press well into all corners, and leave a ~2in overhang. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the butter stops foaming and little brown bits form at the bottom. The last piece sneaks up on you, so be sure to not overcook the butter. It should take ~5mins
- Remove from heat and mix in the cocoa, sugar, 2tbsp of water, a generous 1/4 tsp salt, and vanilla, stirring until combined
- Let cool for 5 minutes, then add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Once the mixture looks shiny and smooth, add the flour and stir until blended. Beat vigorously for 60 strokes, then stir in the walnut pieces. Transfer immediately to pan
- Bake in oven until toothpick comes out nearly clean ~25mins.
- Cool in the pan for a bit, then remove using foil overhang.