*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                           Best Chocolate Brownie
 Recipe By     : David Rosengarten
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Brownies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           flour
    2      tablespoons   unsweetened cocoa
    1      teaspoon      baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    5      ounces        bittersweet chocolate (top-quality)  -- broken
    4      tablespoons   unsalted butter
    3                    eggs
    1      teaspoon      pure vanilla extract
      1/4  cup           sour cream
    4      ounces        bittersweet chocolate (top quality) -- coarsely
 Heat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly butter and flour a 9x9x2-inch 
 square cake pan. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together onto a
 sheet of waxed paper. In top of a double boiler melt chocola
 te and butter over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until 
 smooth. Remove from heat.
 In an electric mixer mix eggs, sugar and vanilla on high until 
 slightly thickened, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add melted chocolate mixture and
 mix on medium for 30 seconds. Add flour mixture and mix on low
  10 seconds, then on medium 10 seconds. Add sour cream and mix on 
 medium 5 seconds.
 Scrape around sides and bottom of bowl with a rubber spatula to 
 combine thoroughly. Use spatula to fold in chopped chocolate. Pour batter
 into cake pan and spread evenly. Bake until toothpick inserte
 d in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Allow brownies to cool 
 10 to 15 minutes before cutting with a serrated knife.
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 NOTES :  adapted from Marcel Desaulniers, Death by Chocolate