The technique for these brownies is a bit unorthodox. When you add the sugar and cocoa to the melted chocolate, it forms a ball that's hard to stir. But stick with it; the end results are well worth it.
5 tablespoons stick margarine
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
2/3 cup Dutch process or unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 325°.
Melt margarine and chocolate in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cocoa; cook 1 minute. Stir in sugar, and cook 1 minute (mixture will almost form a ball and be difficult to stir). Remove pan from heat; cool slightly. Gradually add warm chocolate mixture to egg whites and egg, stirring with a whisk until well-blended. Combine flour and baking powder; add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring well.
Spoon batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
Good and chocolatey, easy to make. Replaced the 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate with more cocoa powder and butter as indicated on the cocoa package. Only baked 25 minutes after reading other reviews; ate a corner piece, and it was a little dry, so I think I'd back off to 23 minutes (and I only baked it at 300 degrees). Good, solid, brownie recipe.
These brownies were really great!! After reading previous reviewers comments i decided to bake for 20 minutes--then turned the oven off but left the brownies in for the add'l 10 minutes. That seemed to work as they were still fudgy but thoroughly cooked. Will definitely make again!
This has become my go-to brownie recipe. I've made it several times, always with great results. My heated chocolate mixture never forms a ball, but the brownies always seem to turn out right. I don't shorten the baking time because my oven doesn't heat terribly well, but I can imagine that that would usually be necessary.
This recipe made a surprisingly good batch of brownies. I was a bit worried when my chocolate, margarine, sugar and cocoa concoction did not form a hard-to-stir ball. However, the final product was a delicious, fudgy brownie. The flavor leaves a little something to be desired. Not as chocolatey as I would have liked, but yummy nevertheless and it came together rather quickly as well.