Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Microwave Brownies

Recipe Source George Duran

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate (3 whole squares of Baker's Chocolate)
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chips (Semi-Sweet)
Nonstick cooking spray

Put the butter and chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir and if the chocolate's not melted heat another 30 seconds. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. In a large bowl sift the flour with the baking powder and salt. Add the egg and chocolate mixtures along with the vanilla and stir well to combine. Spray an 8 by 8 by-2-inch microwave safe glass pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan, spread it out evenly, and scatter the chocolate chunks on top. Cook on high for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the microwave and let rest for 3 minutes before cutting and eating.

This is a to die for recipe! I know cooking in the microwave goes against everything your momma taught you, but trust me these are AMAZING!! I found these late one night during the last 2 weeks of my pregnancy with my son, and made them on the spot, fell in love and now they are my go-to dessert recipe! It's so easy and delicious, I've doubled the recipe before for a large group no problem, so long as you have a large microwave and a 10x8 pan. Just increase the cooking time a couple of minutes. 4.5 Stars!

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