Monday, April 20, 2009

Zingerman's Magic Brownies - my way

Years ago, I got the recipe for Zingerman's Magic Brownies from a magazine called Midwest it is as it was written, and here is how I actually make them. The original recipe is too complicated as it was written. I never buy brownie mix in a box anymore. I make mine without nuts because I have a kid with a nut allergy...Zingerman's calls this kind of brownie "Black Magic Brownies" - their classic recipe with no nuts.

Zingerman's Magic Brownies (a la Mothers Kitchen)
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1.5 sticks butter
1.5 (4 oz) bars 60% cacao chocolate bars
1.5 c purpose flour
3/4 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
4 eggs
2 c sugar
1 T vanilla

Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 325. In the microwave, melt the butter and chocolate, set aside to cool. In the mixer bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add eggs, sugar, cooled chocolate mixture and vanilla. Beat on low speed until combined, scraping down sides as needed. Spread batter in pan. Bake 30 minutes or until brownies appear set. Cool in pan on wire rack; cut into bars.

Kitchen tip - if you use a plastic knife, it will cut the brownies neatly.


SlowRunner said...

Would you consider ever using Spenda or the 'new' natural sweetner (stevia?) instead of the 2 C of sugar?

Mom said...

Splenda doesn't agree with me - makes my stomach very upset. I suffer FOR DAYS even if I just have a diet pop with it in it.

I like stevia in beverages, but sugar is so important chemically for baking I'm not sure it would work. Plus, it is really expensive.

So, I just use real sugar when I bake.

Maggie Green said...


I assume you add the flour with the salt and leavening?

Mom said...

Yes...thanks for letting me know. I fixed my typo.

Betty said...

Hi MK, How far in advance can you make these? And if you did add nuts, when you add them? BTW, I love your blog!

jane said...

hey... hey, mom


do me a favor and get rid of the "I have a child with a nut weakness part" ok? i can eat them now.

Mom said... is an announcement: My daughter no longer has a nut allergy. She grew out of it. Hurray!

Tricia said...

I was never a fan of Z's brownies until I had a Buenos Aires variety a few weeks ago - with a layer of dulce de leche in the middle. Yum! Maybe I'll see if I can make something similar using this recipe for the brownies...

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