How to make it

  • 1, Preheat Oven to 350 F
  • 2. Butter an 8 inch square pan lined with parchment (wax) paper – then butter the paper (wax side should be facing up.)
  • 3. In a double boiler with simmering water melt the butter and chocolate (If you do not have a double boiler – use a saucepan with simmering water, and a bowl on top – the idea is to not burn the chocolate with direct heat.) Remove from heat, and cool slightly. (You do not want the chocolate to cook the eggs.)
  • 4. Add the sugar and vanilla.
  • 5. Mix in one egg at a time, stirring each time until blended.
  • 6. Add the flour and cocoa, and spices (premix the spices and cocoa so that they are evenly blended.) Beat until it is all mixed up and sticky as hell.
  • 7. Scrape, or spoon it in to the pan. Level it out. (If you like eat the leftover raw batter - be careful rawness is in there.)
  • 8. Bake until it is uniformly colored with no indentation, and a toothpick comes out almost clean (you want a few moist crumbs for it to be a chewy brownie.) Aprrox 30 to 40 minutes.
  • 9. Set the pan on a rack until it is cool enough to handle.
  • 10. Run a paring knife around the inside edge, and then insert the pan onto a clean flat surface, and peel off the wax paper completely. Flip the brownie back onto the rack (right side up now) and let it cool.
  • 11. Cut it up with a sharp knife – share (or don’t.)
  • 12. Have something ready to cool down the heat (a nice glass of milk or some nice porto)
  • 13. THE END!

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    " It was excellent "
    zaibatsu ate it and said...
    These are amazing, you get a wonderful kick from the cayenne and cinnamon (but you can still differentiate between the two spices)
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    " It was excellent "
    foodinnewengland ate it and said...
    I love heat in my chocolate... i add cayenne to my hot cocoa... love it!
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  • gracelandali 12 years ago
    These were tasty! Nice and soft. I put too much cayenne in them though - should have listened to you and stuck to 3/4 (not 1) tsp!

    Definitely recommend letting the chocolate cool before mixing, using a good chocolate base, and not overbaking. Very nice!
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    " It was excellent "
    novaserve ate it and said...
    Wonderful! I made these tonight for a cook-off. After tasting them with my husband I believe I may win! :)
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