Sunday, March 27, 2011

Browine pudding

One of the best things about making brownies is the batter. I always loved the batter. So when I decide to make brownies from scratch I did a little research to see if I could find a recipe that undercooked the brownies. This would allow the mixture to have the texture of batter.

I found a recipe called brownie pudding. This is one of the best dessert I have found in awhile. The pudding had the nice hard crust on the top as brownies do. Then the center was nice and soft. The best thing to do is to heat it up in the microwave and top it with vanilla ice cream. You have not tasted anything like it before until you try it.

Below is the recipe I found on foodnetwork from Barefoot Contessa. Enjoy this great dessert.

1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering the dish 4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature 2 cups sugar 3/4 cup good cocoa powder 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean 1 tablespoon framboise liqueur, optional Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Directions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly butter a 2-quart (9 by 12 by 2-inch) oval baking dish. Melt the 1/2 pound of butter and set aside to cool.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed for 5 to 10 minutes, until very thick and light yellow. Meanwhile, sift the cocoa powder and flour together and set aside.

When the egg and sugar mixture is ready, reduce the speed to low and add the vanilla seeds, framboise, if using, and the cocoa powder and flour mixture. Mix only until combined. With mixer still on low, slowly pour in the cooled butter and mix again just until combined. Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared dish and place it in a larger baking pan.

Add enough of the hottest tap water to the pan to come halfway up the side of the dish and bake for exactly 1 hour. A cake tester inserted 2 inches from the side will come out 3/4 clean. The center will appear very under-baked; this dessert is between a brownie and a pudding.

Here is a picture of the crust on top. Probally one of hte best parts of this dessert. A picture of the dessert with some ice cream. You will notice two spoons in the picture. One was for me and the other one was for the hubby. This is one of our favorite desserts.

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