Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fiddlehead brownies

This is my favorite version of the classic brownie. It comes from the fiddlehead restraunt in Juneau, Alaska. Bake up a batch and call the neighbors, Its a restraunt version so there is plenty to go around.
Fiddlehead Brownies

1 cup butter ( 2 cubes)

6 oz unsweetened milk chocolate (1 cup cocoa + 4 TBS butter)

7 eggs

1 tsp salt

3 1/2 cups sugar

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour

2 cups chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 325o F Lightly oil and flour 12x17 inch jelly roll pan. In a small pan over low heat, or in a glass bowl in the microwave, melt together butter and chocolate. Cool slightly. In large bowl beat eggs and salt until foamy. Add sugar slowly, beating until light and fluffy. Add Vanilla. Using large spoon, stir chocolate mixture into eggs until mixture is marbled. Stir in Flour and add nuts. Mixjust until blended. Do not overmix. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and edges are slightly puffed and cracked. Let cool 10 minutes. makes 48 2x2inch brownies.


Joel said...

Are they called Fiddlehead because one bite makes you pull out your fiddle bow and start running it across the top of your head?

nan said...

uuummmmm sure........

Joel said...

Nanette, you dear sweet thing: Thank you for the chocolate (vodka) muffins. They were delicious AND good. Paul would not eat them because something about not liking food and stuff. He likes 2 things: Food and other kinds of food. I have only one suggestion for next time: Don't be so stingy! Only 3 bags?! Come now.