Monday, March 22, 2010

Recipe: Chocolate Brownies and A New Brownie Pan

The Christmas Tree Shops  was offering a divided brownie pan for $4.99 last week and I had to have one.  You can not beat the price.  I've seen these for $19.99 plus $9 s/h!   Tried it out this weekend and it works great - once you figure out how to secure the plastic cover.  And as an added bonus, I love the brownie recipe which came with the pan.  Perhaps better than my original favorite brownie recipe although there isn't a whole lot of difference in the ingredients.
(printable recipe)
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) real butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour

1/2 cup chocolate mini bits
1. Preheat oven to 350'.   Spray brownie pan well with non stick baking spray. (Pam)
2. Microwave unsweetened chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on high for 1 min.   Stir.   Return for another minute or until butter is melted.   Stir until Chocolate is completely melted.   Cool slightly.   Stir in sugar.   Blend in eggs and vanilla.   Add flour and 1/4 cup of bits and mix well.   Spread evenly into prepared pan.  Top   with nuts or remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate bits if desired.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. do not over bake.   Cool completely in pan on wire rack.


Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

Glad to see that the brownie pan works! I have been thinking about getting one!

Mini Baker said...

I've been wanting that brownie tray! those look delish!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Thanks for testing this out for us. The Christmas Tree Shop is the place to buy things like this...better than the price they charge on the info-mercial. That store is dangerous though. You just can't go in there and look around. I always come out with something.
Hope all is well up north. Our weather was great this weekend in RI, but raining here this week.
Take care,

cookies and cups said...

I keep seeing that brownie pan and for that price it's a no brainer!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Sweet greetings from Frog Hollow Farm. Love the brownie baker - does it really work well? Is it hard to clean? There was a great recipe on Martha Stewart this morning that combined chocolate chip cookies with a brownie - they called them 'Brookies'. Have a great day - love your title photo with all those beautiful colors - breathtaking!

Information said...

Lovely work, Berta...Leah

Laura said...

That's quite the brownie pan. They look delicious!

Heather said...

Here from TGC Follow Friday. Those brownies look great and I've seen this on the infomercial and wondered if it worked as well as they say. You never can be sure! Since I couldn't cut a straight line to save my life, this might be worth it for me! :)

Natasha said...

That is a fantastic piece of cookware! I love that recipe too- Thanks for posting it!

Best wishes,

Joyce said...

I was thinking about buying this pan but now that I know it works well I may invest in it. No Christmas tree shop in my area and I always hear such great things about that store.

TidyMom said...

That pan looks AWESOME and the price you paid is a steal!!...I wish we had one of those stores!!

The recipe sounds really YUMMY!!

Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Have a Fantastic Weekend!

Mrs. P. said...

If I could find one for 4.99 it would be coming home with me! I've had my eye on them but am not willing to pay 19.99 when I have so many other pans. Glad to know it works well :)


Danielle said...

I really want one of those brownie pans! I'm so glad to see that it actually works :) I don't trust the infomercials!

Momma Such said...

Following you from Friday Follow!

My boys REALLY want this brownie pan, which I think is sort of funny, but I'm sure one day I'll give in and get it for them! :)

Have a great weekend!

Michael Lee West said...

I've seen the pan in cooking catalogues but your pictures sold me. Love the carrier, too. Transporting food is almost an art in itself! Thank you for joining us at Foodie Friday!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I have wondered how good those brownie pans are. Thanks for the review AND the great brownie recipe. Thanks for linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, as well.

MrsJenB said...

I've been really eyeing up that pan for ages now. And how wonderful is a brownie recipe with chocolate bits in it? Love it!

Thanks for sharing!

Our Comfy~ Cozy Life!!!! said...

These look great! I have been looking at those pans for months...I think I just might have to get one now! :) Thanks!

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

Hi there! I am your newest follower via FF and Blog hop! Cute blog!! Cant wait to read it all the time. Do hope you get the chance to stop by my food blog

helenabelle said...

I have been looking at those pans at Wal-Greens. Never really wanted to pay $20.00 for one but $4.99 I would have gladly paid. :) Thanks for the comments on it, now I know that they are as good as they seem.

~ Mel ~ said...

Aw man, hate I missed that deal!! I wouldn't pay $20 for one, either, but $5 - oh yeah! So glad you got one. Those brownies look yummy - I get so hungry on Tuesdays...wonder why??? LOL

the country cook said...

What a deal! Those pans look nice, especially if take brownies to potlucks. Looks like a good recipe too! -

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