Most of the brownies I make are fudge-like, but these brownies are different. They are neither fudge-y nor cakey, but rather dense and very chewy.
The recipe is from the KitchenAid mixer manual. When I first saw it I thought it was one of my favorite kind of brownie recipes — the kind that has you whip the eggs to ribbon stage and mix with melted chocolate. Those types of brownies are always really light textured and rich tasting. But this is not that kind of brownie recipe at all. It’s more of a chewy brownie recipe showcasing the versatility of KitchenAids mixing speeds. People on Food.com gave it the highest ratings, and one person said it was her secret recipe, so I couldn’t resist trying it even though it wasn’t my “usual style”.
Despite being different than expected, these were good. They had really crispy edges (which my family likes) and were stackable and easy to wrap, which are always good attributes for bake sale treats.
If you make the KitchenAid Mixer Brownies, let me know what you think.
- 8 oz/2 sticks salted butter divided use
- 4 oz/114 grams unsweetened chocolate, best quality, chopped
- 2 cups sugar (14 oz/390 grams weight)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (4.5 oz/126 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (increase to 1 if using unsalted butter)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch pan with nonstick foil.
- Melt 1 stick (4 oz) of the butter and chocolate in small saucepan over low heat or in the top of a double boiler; set aside to cool.
- Place remaining (4 oz) stick of butter, sugar and vanilla in mixer bowl.
- Using the the flat blade, beat on mixer speed 2 for about 30 seconds. Scrape side of bowl and increase speed to 6 and beat for 2 minutes. If the butter was still pretty cold, you might want to mix for another 2 minutes.
- Decrease to mixer speed 4 and add eggs, one at a time, beating for 15 seconds after each egg, scraping bowl often.
- Add cooled chocolate mixture and mix on Speed 2 for 30 seconds.
- Stop and scrape bowl, then add salt and flour and stir on a low speed until blended. Stir in nuts, then pour into the pan an bake for 30 minutes (not 45, which is what the book says).
- Let cool completely, then remove from the pan and cut into squares.