Fudgy Coffee Brownies

Fudgy Coffee Brownies

INGREDIENTS:

Makes 32 brownies

  • 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons instant-espresso powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F) with rack in middle.
  2. Butter and flour a 13- by 9-inch baking pan.
  3. Melt butter and chocolate with espresso powder in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over low heat, whisking until smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm. Whisk in sugar and vanilla. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time until mixture is glossy and smooth.
  5. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, and salt, then whisk into chocolate mixture.
  6. Spread batter in pan and bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with crumbs adhering, 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Cool completely before cutting.
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