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Cooking Otaku: Brownies (of love)


The magical day is upon us. It will be the night dreams are made of. Or nightmares because you forgot to make or get anything for your guy/girl friend. Never fear. Your friendly neighborhood Cooking Otaku is here to help!

Now normally I would post Japanese dishes, but since this is a special day and all I decided to veer off track a tad. Since everyone in the world loves chocolate (if you're allergic, my condolences, or if you don't like it, too bad), I thought I would break out my out-of-this-world brownie recipe. The chewiness of this brownie will take you to heaven, while the perfect richness will steal your heart away. If there is ever a time that I need to make friends, this is a sure-fire hit!

Come with me and let us indulge in the world of chocolate and baking. I'll take you places where you have never been. Put on your sexy apron. Time to make some Brownies (of love)!!

Let's gather the ingredients:
2 sticks Unsalted Butter
6 oz. 60% Dark Chocolate
2 oz. Semi-sweet Chocolate
4 Eggs
1 C. Granulated Sugar
1 C. Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 C. All-Purpose Flour
Pinch of Salt

Grab your chocolate and your two sticks of butter. Make yourself a double broiler by placing a metal bowl in a pot with a small bit of water in it. Turn the heat to low and let everything melt slowly. Stir occasionally. 

While that is melting, grab another bigger bowl and put in your sugars, eggs, vanilla, and pinch of salt.

Whisk to combine. Really get into it and show your love!

Once the chocolate and butter is melted, remove from the heat and let cool for just a minute or two. Then, combine with the eggs and sugar concoction. Whisk to combine again. After that, put in your flour and fold to combine. Do not just stir. It will not have the consistency we are looking for if you do. You want small pockets of flour through the batter.

Preheat the oven for 350 degrees. While that is heating up, butter up a 13" x 9" baking pan. Pour in batter and shake pan to evenly distribute.

Bake in the oven for 40 minutes. Check to see if it's done by putting a toothpick in the middle. It if comes out clean, you are good to go. If not, then leave it in for another 5 minutes until it is. 

Let rest for about 5 minutes or more and slice it up! You can go with the traditional square shape or get creative with cutters. Or you can do it by hand like the psycho that is me.

There you have it! A perfect Valentine's Day treat that will make anyone smile with joy and love. If you want to get even more crazy with it you can do what I do. About 10 minutes before the brownies are done, I scatter white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and marshmallows all over the top. Then, my friend, you will have Elite Epic Brownies. Use with caution. You have been warned...

Eat and enjoy! Dozo!!

[Extra Bonus: I made the Japanator eye out of my brownies for fun! It's in the gallery for your enjoyment. From Japanator to you with love~~]

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Josh is a simple man. Normally either in the kitchen cooking up a tasty meal or watching the latest anime that not too many people like. Being more of the old timer of the group. He has now been ... more + disclosures



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