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Ancho chile powder adds a hint of "what is that?!" spiciness to these chocolatey brownies.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 3-quart square baking dish or a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 4 teaspons chile pepper, cinnamon, salt, and ginger; set aside.

  • Place the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler or a large heat-proof bowl. Set over a pan of barely simmering water (the bottom of the pan should not touch the water). Heat and stir occasionally until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and combined. Remove from heat, keeping pan or bowl over water. Add both sugars; whisk until completely combined. Remove from water. Mixture should be at room temperature.

  • Add three eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. Add the remaining eggs and whisk until combined. Do not overbeat the batter or your brownies will be cakey.

  • Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture. Using a spatula (not a whisk), fold until there is just a trace amount of flour mixture visible.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared dish or pan and smooth the top with your spatula. Bake the brownies for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, rotating the pan halfway through baking. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cocoa powder mixed with 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 4g; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 30mg; sodium 29mg; potassium 50mg; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 1g; sugar 10g; protein 1g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 211IU; vitamin cmg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 9mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 1mg.


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