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Chocolate Ganache Brownies

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Course Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 25 brownies
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp good quality cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 squares 5 oz unsweetened chocolate or high cocoa content chocolate (over 70% cocoa)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups ssemi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Sift together flour, cocoa and salt.
  2. Melt together butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add eggs,vanilla and sugars. Stir very well until sugars are dissolved.
  4. Gently fold in dry ingredients and chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into a 9 inch square baking pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake for about a half hour at 350 degrees F or until the surface of the center of the brownies appears dry and firm. Toothpick test will not work for this recipe but it will tell you if the middle is still liquid. Do not over bake these brownies or they will be dry rather than moist and chewy.
  6. Cut into squares when completely cool and frost individually with chocolate ganache.


  1. Scald the whipping cream to almost boiling.
  2. Pour over the chocolate chips in a double boiler over medium heat and stir until smooth with all the chocolate chips melted.
  3. Cool slightly before frosting the brownies.