Quintuple Chocolate Brownies #SecretRecipeClub

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I’m back! After taking a couple months off for the holidays, I’m here for my one final Secret Recipe Club post. I started with this group the month after its inception, but I’ve made the difficult decision to cut way back on my group involvement. These Quintuple Chocolate Brownies were the perfect way to salute this fine group of bloggers…especially my buddies in group C. I was thrilled to be assigned to Tea and Scones, the blog of my friend, Margaret. She blogs along with me with both the French Fridays with Dorie and Tuesdays with Dorie groups…so I knew her blog was chock full of winning recipes.

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Take note, these brownies have FIVE different kinds of chocolate ingredients: cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate. Are you sold yet? Leave it to Dorie. These decadent brownies were actually one of the first Tuesdays with Dorie posts when the original group was making recipes from her Baking: From My Home to Yours cookbook. I did not join this group till they finished this cookbook and started up with Baking with Julia. Looks like I missed some mouthwatering recipes.

Of course, the chocoholic family loved these. I would, however, like a less drippy icing. As amazing as it tasted (who doesn’t like white chocolate ganache????), it was difficult to slice, not to mention stack, these babies. I did have to chill well before cutting and store in the fridge…but I prefer my fudgy brownies at room temperature. I’d suggest cutting back on the cream or upping the white chocolate in the topping. Thanks so much, Margaret, for sharing your lovely blog with me this month.

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Quintuple Chocolate Brownies #SecretRecipeClub
Ingredients
Recipe from: Baking: From My Home to Yours
For the Brownies:
  • ½ cup lour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons strong coffee
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, chopped into chips
For the Glaze:
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325º. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick foil (or use regular foil and spray with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa, and salt.
To Make the Brownies:
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add butter, the two chocolates and the coffee. Microwave for a minute, then stir. Zap a couple more times for short bursts if there are any large unmelted pieces, stirring before restarting. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Using a rubber spatula, mix the sugar into the chocolate mixture. Next, stir in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Gently stir in the dry ingredients, mixing just until they are incorporated. Finally, stir in the milk chocolate chips.. Scrape the batter into the pan and level the top with an offset spatula.
  3. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until there are just a few moist crumbs on a toothpick inserted into the brownies. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let the brownies cool for at least 30 minutes. You can then remove the brownies from the pan and remove the foil. Place on a rack over a
Make the Glaze:
  1. Put the white chocolate and cream in a microwave safe bowl, and zap/stir at 30 second increments till smooth.
  2. Hold a long metal icing spatula in one hand and the bowl of glaze in the other. Pour the glaze onto the center of the brownies and use the spatula to spread glaze to the edges. Refrigerate the brownies for about 20 minutes to set the glaze.
Yield: 16 squares
Total time: 2 hours with cooling time

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Comments

  1. These brownies look amazing Lizzy! So sad to hear you are leaving the SRC, but I do understand life can get in the way!!! <3 I am so happy I was able to be paired with you in the past! :-)

  2. I don’t think you could pack more chocolate into one brownie. These look sinfully delicious!

  3. These brownies look magnificent Liz! Love all the chocolate in here and the glaze sounds amazing!

  4. ah Lizzy what amazing and delicious brownies and the strawberries look amazing.
    Here still is so early and I have to finish my recipe but I hope to post soon.
    Im sad you dont continue with SRC but I understsnd you have many things.Hugs dear Lizzy!

  5. These brownies look delicious. I always love your red and white background too. Good for you to be able to pare back on the group stuff. We all need to find our own voice eventually don’t we? =) It’s always a challenge.

  6. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Great pics Liz! I’ve never even considered white chocolate ganache, it sounds great:@)

  7. Do you ever make anything that doesn’t look perfect? :) I should probably try these brownies..though I am sure mine wouldn’t look as good :)

  8. You had me at quintuple chocolate… I worship at the alter of Dorie.

  9. I like my brownies room temperature too but looking at these, I don’t care how they’re served – I want one.

  10. …oh mine..this is my next brownie! Thanks, Liz :) ela

  11. Your brownies look amazing!!! 5 kinds of chocolate? How could they be anything but delicious?!

  12. Great photos, the brownies look so awesome!

  13. So many delicious different kinds of chocolate!!! HOORAYYY!

  14. These brownies look amazing! Kudos for adding as much chocolate as possible.

  15. Wow these are some of the most stunning brownies I have ever seen and what a chocoholics dream 5 kinds of chocolate. Stunning :)

  16. Liz, these look fabulous! I’ve gotta try them asap!

  17. Wow these look amazing and so very delicious.Great choice for SRC

  18. I often pick other sweets recipes over brownies, because I feel like I’ve made chocolate brownies a million times, but the white chocolate frosting on these is totally excuse enough to give them a try. Yum!

  19. Oh Liz! You are terrible to post such a fantastic recipe with these beautiful pictures. My grocery store has a great bakery and they make a brownie that looks just like these. Now I will be able to make them myself…..even if I’m not much of a baker, I’m pretty sure I could follow your easy instructions. Pinning now!!

  20. Wow – 5 types of chocolate brownies – you certainly ended your SRC experience with a bang! Will miss you in the group but of course will still be following you and all your delectable posts!

  21. These look amazing! Beautiful photos!

  22. Could these be any more awesome? You can’t go wrong with loads of chocolate. These are a must bake :)

  23. These look absolutely wonderful what a great SRC pick! Karen visiting from Group C too!

  24. Wow…….. Chocolate with strawberry flavour is so good. I love this. I want this as a part of dinner. This look very YUM.

  25. Liz, I also did my batch of brownies this week :) Your’s look wonderful, and that white chocolate glaze is a must try!

    Have an awesome day!

  26. Wowser! This is a chocolate lover’s dream come true =) Thank you for sharing the recipe =) Very generous indeed.

  27. Decadence on a plate! Delicious. And your pictures! wow…. ;) Great pick!

  28. They look amazing!
    …and 5 types of chocolate :0 WOW!

  29. So glad you liked these. I have made them several times, but only when I can share them with other chocolate lovers. Yours look lovely with the strawberries on top. Elegant!

  30. Liz, you’re a blogging machine! Being on vacation and then totally wiped out from the worst flu ever, I haven’t been doing anything blog related and now that I’m finally catching up on all my favourite blogs (yours at the top of my list, of course!) I see that I’ve missed so many posts! These brownies look so rich and decadent. I love that there’s 5 kinds of chocolate in there because really, you can never have too much ;)

  31. Sounds like a fitting farewell dish. I have never understood how you kept up with it all. You are superwoman.

  32. You had me at chocolate, but 5 kinds! That’s out of bounds!! These look super delicious. :)

  33. What a way to say good bye! These brownies look divine!!

  34. I thought I loved brownies before with just one kind of chocolate… but you have put that to a shame. LOVING all the chocolaty deliciousness going on here. :)

  35. Liz, I’m so sad that this is your last time with SRC but I’m so happy that I got your blog for my last go round. I’ve been a long time admirer of yours and was not disappointed at all with my recipe choice. Thank you so much for sharing all you do.

  36. excelent, marvelous, delicious, creamy…now all i can do it’s to get on it and taste those brownies so divine :D

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