French Chocolate Brownie

What’s the good of news if you haven’t a sister to share it?

~Jenny DeVries

It’s International Sisters Week according to the status update of my little sister… and she has posted a loving message for me… We both are completely different in… hmmm almost all aspects of life?.. But deep down we know that we’ll be there for each other, be it in joy or sorrow..

When younger we used to make these chocolate biscuits with condensed milk and  watch cartoon movies together (Anastasia was our favourite…)… I so wish we could have those days back… Even now when we meet , we stay up late long after the kids have fallen asleep , sharing our never ending tales ….

These Brownies I made are for my sister and the sweet times we have shared together…

I found an adapted recipe of French Chocolate Brownies by Dorie Greenspan here. They are luscious and sinfully indulgent… I would say these are not your everyday brownies. Keep them reserved for special occasions..

Adapted from “Baking: From My Home to Yours,” by Dorie Greenspan


  • 12 tablespoons butter (6 oz), cut into pieces, plus 1 teaspoon melted butter for brushing pan
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, in pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup cashewnuts


  1. Place a rack just below center of oven and preheat to 300 degrees. Line an 8-inch-square pan with foil and brush with melted butter.
  2. In a bowl, whisk flour and salt together. In top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, or on low power in a microwave, melt remaining butter and chocolate together. Stir often and remove from heat when a few lumps remain. Stir until smooth.
  3. In a mixer, beat eggs and sugar together until thick and pale yellow.
  4. Add chocolate mixture and vanilla and mix at low speed until smooth. Add dry ingredients and mix 30 seconds, then finish mixing by hand, adding nuts if using.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until top is dry. Let cool in pan, then lift out and cut into bars or wrap in foil.

Yield: 12 to 16 brownies.

Sending this to Bookmarked Recipes Tuesday Event hosted by Priya and Aipi

and to Brownie Event at Divya’s blog


7 thoughts on “French Chocolate Brownie

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  2. Oh my sister and I had no idea that it was International Sisters Week! Those brownies look way more dense and moist – ‘luscious’ is the word – than regular brownie recipes….wonder what made them that way. Something in the ingredient proportions or the method?

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