Spicy Brownies
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Serves: 15
  • 1 cup (16 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut up
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1¾ cups Imperial Sugar granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Imperial Sugar light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper
  • ½ teaspoon instant espresso coffee
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9x13 baking dish, line with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the butter and chocolate at 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is all melted. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the eggs and sugars. Beat at medium speed for 3-5 minutes, or until lifting the paddle from the bowl produces ribbons.
  4. On low speed, beat in the slightly cooled melted chocolate, along with the cinnamon, sea salt, peppers, and espresso powder, mixing until combined.
  5. On low speed, add the flour, mixing only until just combined.
  6. Spread into the prepared baking dish and bake on the middle rack for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out slightly moist.
  7. Cool for at least a half hour (preferably completely) before slicing and serving.
Recipe by Poet in the Pantry at http://poetinthepantry.com/2015/10/11/spicy-brownies/