Saturday, April 16

Extreme measures

So after being  stuck home for almost 3 weeks (before and after surgery) I was looking forward to being back in the office, see human beings and stuff. You know... cabin fever. Except that didn't happen. My daughter got sick on sunday night (double ear infection). No school, no daycare. Ugh. After days of being cooped up with said sick child, I needed something extreme to help with the frustration, even more so after the pharmacy epic. Something involving chocolate. Here is my recipe for outrageously chocolaty, hooey gooey, "will make your troubles go away" brownie goodness:

4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate
1 1/2 stick of butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tbs baking powder
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup white/milk chocolate chips

Preparation of the batter:
Melt the chocolate and butter - allow to cool
Mix the eggs and sugar
Add the chocolate and butter to the eggs and sugar mixture making sure it is all smooth
Add the vanilla extract
Mix the baking powder and flour
Add to the baking powder and flour to the mix
Once it is all combined, add the chocolate chip and chopped pecans at the last minute

Pour into a greased (or parchment paper lined) brownie pan, no thicker than 1 inch
Bake in a pre-heated 350F oven for 30 to 35 min (more 30 with convection ovens)
Be careful not to overbake (if your poke test comes back clean .. it's too cooked)
While the brownie is baking it will rise quite a bit but will go back down when it cools

Why this brownie is so awesome? Well it has a crunchy outer shell but the inside is totally gooey, melty and wonderfully chocolaty without being overly sweet. 
The sublte flavor of pecan enhances the chocolate and adds some texture.
Somehow one bite tends to make your drary day seem infinitely better, so  small piece goes a long way.


  1. Great recipe. I am glad you are recovering from your surgery. Thanks for sharing.

  2. OK, my mouth is watering just reading the recipe...I totally know what I'm doin' tomorrow afternoon...thanks so much for sharing this!!!!

  3. Wow! that looks really good! I'll have to give it a try!
    I hope you'll come over for a visit soon!


  4. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh wow, wow, wow! I think this would help me feel better quick!! DELISH!

    amber @ barbwired

  6. Oh my! Super delicious looking!

  7. I have been craving brownies and it looks like these would hit the spot!! They would also be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

    If you have a sec now, feel free to pop over now and to enter my GIVEAWAY!

  8. sound awesome I have a special easter treat you may like on my blog at

  9. Those look AMAZING... I think I'll be making them tonight!

  10. Ok, so today just offically became throw calories out the window day. I'll be drooling over these till I get home & make them!

  11. I'm your newest follower! These look so yummy! I want to take a bite of your picture! I'm having a giveaway at Mushkiloves for Spring Plague please stop by if you'd like!


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