The Joy of Cooking

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

So I saw this on Yahoo and thought I would share...
today would be Julia Child's 100th birthday so in her honor
yahoo posted the recipe for her brownies!
Brownies are def my weakness so you totally had me at Best-Ever.
Here's the receipe:
Julia's Best-Ever Brownies (adapted from 'Baking with Julia' with Dorie Greenspan)
1 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
8 ounces unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs, room temperature
1. Put a rack in the center of the oven and pre-heat to 350 degrees.
2. Sift together the flour and salt; set aside.
3. Melt the butter and all of the chocolate together the in the microwave in a large bowl.
4. Add one cup of the sugar to the chocolate-butter mixture and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in the vanilla.
5. Mix the remaining sugar and the four eggs in an electric mixer bowl for a few seconds until just combined.
7. Little by little, pour half of the sugar-egg mixture into the chocolate mixture, stirring gently but constantly with a rubber spatula so that the eggs don't set from the heat.
8. Whip the remaining sugar and eggs in the electric mixer until they are thick, pale, and doubled in volume, about three minutes.
9. Using the rubber spatula, gently fold the whipped eggs into the chocolate mixture.
10. When the eggs are almost completely incorporated, gently fold in the dry ingredients.
11. Pour and scrape the batter into an unbuttered 9-inch square baking pan.
12. Bake the brownies for 22-26 minutes, they should rise a little and the top will look dark and dry.
13. Make a small cut in the the center of the brownies after about 22 minutes to check for doneness. They'll be perfect if they are just barely set and still gooey.
14. Remove from oven and cool in the pan on a rack before cutting.
So in honor of Julia Child - make some brownies - at least that will be my reason excuse for doing so.


  1. I love this post! I heard about it being her 100 year anniversary on the radio this morning on my way to work. She was an inspiration and her legacy lives on to this day. Thanks for sharing her recipe! P.S. I agree, it's a great excuse to be making and eating borwnies ;)

  2. Yum, love the brownie recipe!

    It's so great how everyone's celebrating her 100th birthday, such fun!

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

  3. Natalie - not like it takes much for me to have an excuse but this TOTES a legit one ;-)

    Mal - how sad is it when it said 100th birthday I initially thought wow she's 100 ... Shia - FAIL! LOL

    Thank you both for your comments and enjoy your yummy brownies!

    ♥ Shia


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