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Densities Brownies (Kevin Van Paassen For The Globe and Mail)
Densities Brownies (Kevin Van Paassen For The Globe and Mail)

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Densities, a one-step square, taste like a super-rich, moist brownie, only denser and even more luxurious. The intense chocolate-y taste gives a real high to chocolate lovers. My kids rate this an 11 out of 10.

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  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Ready time: 3 hours 55 minutes, including cooling time
  • Servings: 4 dozen

Ingredients

10 ounces (300 grams) good dark chocolate (65 to 70 per cent cacao)

1 cup butter, at room temperature

1 ¾ cups granulated sugar

4 eggs

1 cup all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla

Method

Melt chocolate in a small heavy pot over low heat, stirring occasionally. Cool and reserve.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Sift together flour and salt, beat into egg mixture.

Stir in the cooled melted chocolate and vanilla.

Pour into a greased 13 x 9-inch (3.5 L) pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted near the side of the pan comes out clean. The centre should still be slightly moist. Cool in pan and cut into bars.

Optional Icing

Melt white chocolate slowly over low heat until liquefied. Make a paper cone and spoon in white chocolate. Draw lines over squares in a zigzag.

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