With the holidays ahead, we will be spending a lot of extra time in the kitchen with friends and family.  It's the perfect time to swap recipes, explore new ingredients and play with our food!

At Videri, we all share a passion for food and creation.  It's not unlike one of us to take home the chocolate we had made that day and continue to create in our own kitchens.  One of our favorite recipes is probably an American favorite and shouldn't be left off of your dessert table this year.  Forget the pie, bring on the Videri 70% Classic Dark Brownies! 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: CARRIE BLACKBURN (VIDERI CHOCOLATE FACTORY PRODUCTION MANAGER) 

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces of 70% Videri Classic Dark Chocolate
  • 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces 
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup toasted nuts or cocoa nibs (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees; make sure rack is in middle position.
  2. Grease a 9"'x13" pan with butter.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk until combined: flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.
  4. Place chocolate and butter in a separate medium heatproof bowl.  Set bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water to melt, stirring occasionally, just until smooth.
  5. Remove chocolate from heat and gradually whisk in sugar.
  6. Add eggs to the chocolate mixture one at a time.  Whisk after each addition to thoroughly combine.
  7. In three additions, fold the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula just until the batter is smooth and the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  8. Spread batter into prepared pan and smooth the top.  If using nuts or cocoa nibs, spread evenly over batter.
  9. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs, 30-35 minutes.  Rotate the pan halfway through baking.
  10. Cool brownies in pan on wire rack to room temperature.  Once cool, cut into 2-inch squares to serve.

To bake your own Videri Brownies this holiday season, pick up a bag of our 70% Baking Chocolate online!