Lighter Brownies

Published March 22, 2007.

Why this recipe works:

We found several ways to lighten our brownie recipe without sacrificing moistness and chocolate flavor. We used a combination of semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder instead of unsweetened chocolate (which is higher in fat and must be used in combination with more sugar and butter). A little… read more

We found several ways to lighten our brownie recipe without sacrificing moistness and chocolate flavor. We used a combination of semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder instead of unsweetened chocolate (which is higher in fat and must be used in combination with more sugar and butter). A little espresso powder accentuated the chocolate flavor in our lighter brownie recipe. And we used just 2 tablespoons butter, instead of the usual 8 to 12 tablespoons, along with 1 tablespoon warm water added to the batter to help bloom the cocoa flavor and keep our low-fat brownies moist.

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Makes 12 brownies

Be sure to use semisweet chocolate and not semisweet chips—the additives in chips will result in a drier, squat brownie. To ensure moist, fudgy brownies it is important not to overbake them. Be sure to check the brownies for doneness several minutes before the specified baking time has elapsed.

This recipe was published in The Best Light Recipe.

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