Ina Garten’s Brownies Recipe Uses This ‘Magic’ Ingredient She Says Enhances the Chocolate Flavor

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ina Garten attends the Food Network

Ina Garten has a killer recipe for brownies that provides a small ingredient she says enhances the chocolate taste. Garten doesn’t skimp on the chocolate both, making for fudgy scrumptious brownies that may simply feed a crowd.

Ina Garten attends the Food Network's rooftop birthday party hosted by Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Ina Garten at Pier 92 on October 13, 2018
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Ina Garten provides one distinctive ingredient to her brownies

In a video for Food Network’s All-Star Desserts, Garten demonstrated how she makes her sinfully decadent brownies — not surprisingly, she doesn’t skimp on the chocolate. She does, nonetheless, add a secret ingredient that she says actually enhances the flavour.

“I think this is the most popular thing I’ve ever made at Barefoot Contessa,” she defined as she set to work cracking six eggs right into a bowl. “We’d sell like a thousand of them a week.”

Garten then defined the small extra ingredient that she swears takes brownies to the following stage — espresso granules. “And then because chocolate is really enhanced by the flavor of coffee, I put in three tablespoons of coffee granules,” she defined.

“Not prepared coffee, but instant coffee granules,” she added.

In her skillet brownie recipe (video beneath), Garten stated that including prompt espresso granules is “one of those magic things that really brings out the chocolate flavor.”

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Ina Garten’s ‘Outrageous Brownies’ recipe

Garten confirmed how simple it’s to make her crowd-pleasing Outrageous Brownies within the video. You’ll want the next elements:

  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces bitter chocolate
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • three tablespoons prompt espresso granules
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/four cups sugar
  • 1 1/four cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • three cups chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 levels and butter and flour a baking sheet measuring 12 x 18 x 1-inch.

Add the butter, 1 pound of chocolate chips, and bitter chocolate to a bowl and set it over a pot of simmering water, stirring to soften every thing collectively after which permitting it to chill barely.

Stir the eggs, prompt espresso, vanilla, and sugar collectively in one other bowl, then stir within the heat chocolate combination. Sift collectively 1 cup of flour, baking powder, and salt and fold into the chocolate combination.

Garten has a particular tip for her brownie add-ins: toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips in a bowl with 1/four cup of flour earlier than including them to the batter. “I’m just going to add some flour to it so they don’t sink to the bottom of the batter,” she defined within the video. Fold the chips and walnuts into the batter, then pour into the ready baking sheet.

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The Food Network star provided one other tip she does throughout baking — after baking for 20 minutes, she faucets the pan to make sure the air is launched from the brownies earlier than baking them a remaining 15 minutes.

“So the brownies are going to bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes,” she defined. “And in the middle of the baking, because air builds up between the brownies and the pan, I just pick up the pan and rap it on the baking rack and it just releases all that air.”

Brownies are performed when a toothpick is inserted and comes out clear. Cool utterly earlier than slicing. Makes 20 massive squares.

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