Monday, March 14, 2011

confessions

last night i cut myself a big butterscotch brownie, ate it while clint was warming his in the microwave, & was back for another one before he even sat down.

thank you for hearing my confession.

key to these brownies...
chocolate (duh)
butterscotch
salt

yes, salt.  salt is vital to anything chocolate.  sounds strange, but is oh-so-true, my friends.

butterscotch "get up & get another" brownies 

the above is in no way indicative of the size of pieces we eat around here. 
the truth is this is all that was left by the time i remembered to get a pic.

2 sticks butter, softened
2c sugar
4 eggs
2t vanilla
1 1/2 c flour

8T cocoa
good pinch of salt
bag o' butterscotch chips

325.
cream butter & sugar.
add eggs one @ a time, incorporating each before adding another.
add vanilla.
whisk flour & cocoa together in separate bowl;  add 1/2c @ a time, fully incorporating before adding more.
add chips, mixing minimally.

buttered 8x8 or 9x9.
30-45 mins (vague, i know, but it depends on the type of pan used & how ya dig ya brownie.  we like 'em a tidge soft in the middle, so i watch them uber-closely @ the end & pull them out when a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out just a little underdone.)

you should be able to taste the salt subtly, after the chocolate & butterscotch invade your mouth. 
this post is dedicated to my bud, jen, who totally gets my love of all things gooey & chocolately...
& cheesy & bread-y & sometimes salty.  & also my tendency to over indulge in such goodness.  oh dear.

5 comments:

Jaclyn said...

i will be making these asap :)

Amy Marable said...

those sound AMAZING! are they as good as your fudge brownies?

mere said...

pretty plate :)

kelly said...

am - they are!!! this is the recipe (minus the butterscotch, + jumbo milk choc chips) i use for reg brownies, too. haven't found a better one yet, but am always on the look out...
mere - thanks! christmas present from anthro last year. can one ever go wrong @ anthro? i think not.

kelly said...

j - your comments keep coming up as spam. are a closet spammer?? is that what your "work" on the computer is?? likely story.

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