I'm still trucking through the the 10 Best Brownie Recipes from www.epicurious.com blog. Last week was a mocha brownie...this week...a decadent milk chocolate brownie....
a recipe can't be too bad if it starts off with a big block of milk chocolate...my choice..Trader Joe's..great product at a great price.
The batter...lots of melted milk chocolate mixed with chopped milk chocolate...
Into the pan
the final product..a fudgy brownie with a ton of milk chocolate.
Milk Chocolate Brownies
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
8 ounces fine-quality milk chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.
Melt butter and half of chocolate in a 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, until mixture is glossy and smooth.
Whisk together remaining ingredients, then stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in remaining chocolate.
Spread batter in pan and bake until a wooden pick or skewer comes out with a few moist crumbs adhering, 25 to 30 minutes.
Just a couple notes....
this is a really rich but not overpowering chocolate brownie..probably because it uses milk chocolate vs. unsweetened or bittersweet chocolate. It is a smaller recipe..so if you're making a dessert for a crowd, probably not the best recipe to use but overall it's an excellent, fudgy, awesome brownie!