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                           Supernatural Brownies
 Recipe By     : “Chocolate” by Nick Malgieri. 1998
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   16      tablespoons   unsalted butter -- (2 sticks)
    8      ounces        bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
                         cut into 1/4-in. pieces
    4      large         eggs
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      cup           granulated sugar
    1      cup           firmly packed dark brown sugar
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
    1      cup           all-purpose flour
    2      cups          walnut or pecan pieces -- (optional) (1/2 lb.)
 Brownies are a favorite anytime, especially when topped with ice cream and
 hot chocolate syrup.  “These brownies are absolutely out of this world,”
 writes Nick Malgieri in “Chocolate.”
 Butter one 13-by 9-by 2-inch pan, and line it with buttered parchment or
 foil.  Set a rack at the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
 Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and turn off heat.  Combine butter and
 chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over the pan of water.  Stir
 occasionally until melted.
 Whisk eggs together in a large bowl, then whisk in salt, sugars and
 vanilla.  Stir in chocolate and butter mixture, then fold in flour.  Mix in
 optional walnut or pecan pieces.
 Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.  Bake for about 45
 minutes, until top has formed a shiny crust and batter is moderately firm.
 Cool in pan on a rack.  Wrap pan in plastic wrap and keep at room
 temperature or refrigerated until next day.
 To cut brownies, unmold onto a cutting board, remove paper, and replace
 with another cutting board.  Turn cake right side up and trim away edges.
 Cut brownies into 2-inch squares.  Serve brownies on their own or with ice
 cream and Hot Fudge Sauce.  Makes about 24 (2-inch) square brownies.
 Each serving contains approximately 2 other carb.  exch., 2 fat exch.; 210
 calories, 27 gm.  carbohydrate, 2 gm.  protein, 11 gm.  fat (including 7
 gm.  sat.  fat), 56 mg.  cholesterol, 65 mg.  sodium, 18 mg.  calcium and 1
 gm.  dietary fiber.
 Published Tuesday, January 12, 1999
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