Decadently Dense Walnut Brownies

Decadently Dense Walnut Brownies, Kiku Corner

If you have ever searched for the perfect dense, squidgy brownie, this is it. I can’t abide by cakey brownies – just eat a bloody chocolate sheet cake! The texture of these brownies are accurately reflected in the title – they are indeed decadently dense, squidgy and gooey. These brownies are immensely chocolatey because they incorporate a whole 8oz of chocolate, and the instant coffee further enhances the flavour. The tannic nuttiness flavour of the walnuts is a nice contrast to the sweetness of the brownie itself, and if you’re like me, you’d enjoy these with a glass of cold milk.

This recipe is adapted from one by David Lebovitz.


Decadently Dense Walnut Brownies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
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Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8x8" square pan. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Add the chocolate and stir until melted.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla, coffee powder and salt until combined.
  5. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  6. Add the flour and stir vigourously for one full minute. The batter should become smooth, glossy and elastic.
  7. Stir in chopped nuts, if using.
  8. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the centre feels almost set, about 30 minutes. Do not overbake!
  9. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan, then cut into 16 squares.

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