There is nothing more satisfying, more sweet and more indulgent than a warm brownie full of nuts with a crispy crust and rich gooey chocolate center. Forget those recipes with peanut butter, caramel and other nonsense- just give me the chocolate! And if you must, vanilla ice cream is a more than acceptable topping.
Double chocolate & walnut brownies
1 cup All purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
5 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 sticks- 1/2 lb unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Method- makes 1 dozen large brownies
- Pre heat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour with cocoa powder an 8 x 8 x 1 baking pan. Set aside.
- Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and salt and stir to combine well. Cream together the eggs , extra yolk and sugar, add in the butter and vanilla. Add in the flour mixture. Do not over-mix.
- Gently stir in the nuts and chips. Spread batter into the baking pan.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the brownies begin to firm up- A toothpick will have a few crumbs on it from the center. Let brownies cool about 30 minutes before slicing.