Mexican Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Category: Cookies & Candies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
6 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line a 9x13x2-inch cake pan with aluminum foil. Cover the foil with a light coat of butter. Fill a saucepan half full with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Combine the butter and chocolate in a medium stainless steel bowl and place over the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low. Stir the butter mixture until smooth, about 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let cool 5 minutes. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate after each addition. Add the vanilla and almond extract. Combine the flour, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Add to the chocolate mixture and stir to thoroughly combine. Pour into prepared cake pan. Bake until the top is dry but the center is still moist, about 25 minutes. Be careful not to overbake.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate over the top. Let sit until the chocolate begins to melt, about 5 minutes. Spread the chocolate around the top using a metal spatula or knife. Refrigerate until completely cooled and the chocolate is hard, about 2 hours. Invert onto a platter and carefully peel the foil away from the brownies. Cut into bars. Serve chilled.
Serves: 8 to 10 as dessert