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Cinnamon Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

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Servings: 16
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature
4 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts

6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons whipping cream

For Brownies:
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F (180°C). Generously butter 8 x 8 x 2-inch square metal baking pan; dust with flour.

Mix first 3 ingredients in small bowl. Stir chocolate and butter in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth. Turn off heat. Let chocolate stand over water.

Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in large bowl until mixture thickens and falls in soft ribbon when beaters are lifted, about 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour mixture in 2 additions, blending well after each. Gradually add warm chocolate to egg mixture, beating until just combined. Stir in walnuts.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake brownies in preheated oven until top is set and tester inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 35 minutes. Cool completely in pan on rack.

For Ganache:
Whisk all ingredients in small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. Pour evenly over brownies in pan.

Chill brownies until ganache is set, about 2 hours. Cut into 16 squares. (Can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover; chill. Serve at room temperature.)

Makes 16 brownies.

Source: Bon Appétit Magazine, February 2001
Date: May 6, 2004


Reviewer: Jen
I thought that they were good but nothing special. I did not use the nuts maybe that is what they needed.

Reviewer: Sanaz
Reviewer: Jessica Pierce
These other reviewers are crazy. This is among the best brownie recipes I've ever made. The ganache was spot-on perfect. Texture of brownie was much denser, fudgier than I'd have ever guessed from the thin batter. Super rich, super easy & definitely going into rotation at my house.


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