Sunday, February 22, 2009

Microwave Brownies

These are the best brownies you'll ever make in 5 minutes. They're not the best brownies of all time, but when you desperately want some brownies and only have 5 minutes and a microwave, this is certainly quite excellent. I enjoyed them and would make them again in another time of desperation, which I'm certain will occur. In fact, if you have the ingredients, you could print this out, go make it, and be eating the same delicious brownies in 10 minutes. You know you're tempted.


Microwave Brownies
Ham on the Street
on Food Network

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Put the butter and chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds to melt the chocolate. 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 or 8-inch round microwave-safe glass pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan, spread it out evenly, and scatter the chocolate chips on top. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 3 minutes before cutting and eating.

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