Walnut Brownies

May 13, 2015 by alex

Brownies

These brownies were not my favorite. I think that they are too sweet and too dense for such a small bite.  I wish that they had more flavors rather than just chocolate. It would be great if instead of using a cake comb to decorate the top, each individual brownie was decorated.

Yield: one half sheet tray

12 oz unsalted butter
1 lb 8 oz granulated sugar
6 eggs
3/4 oz vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
5.14 oz cake flour
4.5 oz bread flour
1 lb 2 oz chopped chocolate
6 oz finely chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Toast walnuts and let cool.
  2. Whisk the sugar, eggs, and vanilla together. Just combine.
  3. Melt the butter and then stream it into the sugar mixture.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients and fold into the sugar mixture.
  5. Fold in walnuts and chocolate.
  6. Grease a half sheet tray and cover with parchment paper and then grease again.
  7. Pour mixture into the tray and smooth out the top.
  8. Bake the half sheet on a full sheet.
  9. Bake in a 325F oven until the center of the brownies is just about to be done, but is still moist to the touch. It takes about 20 minutes.
  10. Cool, depan, cover in ganache, and chill before cutting.

 

Ganache:                 Yield: 498g or ~ 17.6 oz

230g 58% chocolate
175g heavy cream
38g invert sugar
55g unsalted butter

Directions:

  1. Boil cream and sugar together.
  2. Pour over chopped chocolate. Allow to sit for three minutes.
  3. Emulsify.
  4. Cool to 95F and then add the butter.
  5. Spread onto the chilled brownies and use a cake comb to make a design with the ganache.
  6. Chill and then cut into 1 inch by 1 inch squares.

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