I was surfing around the net for a brownie recipe that used 3 eggs. The initial search led me to Brown Eyed Baker’s site but it was for a different recipe, a fudgy chewy triple chocolate recipe. Reading her blog entry, she mentioned her all-time favorite was the french chocolate brownies from Dorie Greenspan. I was intrigued enough to take a look and yeah….it was a 3 egg recipe as well!
My only thought about this recipe: 50-60 minutes for a pan of brownies? Wow. That is quite a long time. I converted the recipe to grams below.
French Chocolate Brownies (spotted at Brown Eyed Baker, from Dorie Greenspan)
- 64 grams all-purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 170 grams chocolate (I used 70% cacao Valrhona Guanaja)
- 170 grams unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 200 grams sugar (I used 120 grams)
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees C. Grease an 8 inch square pan. I used a pan with a removable bottom. If using normal pan, line with foil and grease, with overhangs at the sides.
- Over a double boiler, melt chocolate in a bowl. Remove from heat once melted and put in butter, stirring until all butter is melted.
- Sift flour and salt into a medium bowl.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat eggs with sugar until thick and fluffy. Slowly drizzle in the melted chocolate and butter mixture. Scrape down the bowl.
- With the mixer on slow speed, add in the sifted flour and salt. Let it run for about 5 seconds, then stop the mixer. The flour and salt mixture will not be totally incorporated at this point.
- With a rubber spatula, fold in the unincorporated flour. Do not over-mix.
- Scrape batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until top is crinkly and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. I baked mine for around 40 minutes and they were done. So keep a lookout. Brownies are never good over-baked.
- Let the brownies cool completely before cutting. I chilled mine in the fridge for about half an hour when still in the pan and just slightly warm. I heard this makes for a cleaner cut and yeah, I do find it is easier to cut and the brownies look better than what I usually get.
Marvelous, wonderful brownies! Hmm-mmm. The taste is oh so chocolaty-awesome. Excellent way to use up those 3 eggs. Heh-heh.