Triple Treat Brownies
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When I was a little girl I had daydreams of my mom waiting for me at home with fresh baked goods after school. It always got to me that there were never any cookies, cakes, or brownies when I got home from school. One of the promises I made to myself when I started Callie’s Biscuits was to be “that Mom” that would be home for my girls after school. Together we could bake all of the goodies our hearts desire! Over the years, the girls and I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen together.
Rewind to 2013 when I was about to embark on my cookbook tour, I had a realization that my life and my family’s life was about to change dramatically (for a few months at least). I wouldn't be home to bake brownies with my girls and help them with their homework. Instead, I would be on the road meeting you all – doing demos and signing cookbooks.
A few weeks before I left, the girls and I made Triple Treat Brownies, not for any occasion, just because. I was really excited to hit the road for my book tour, but I knew I would also be daydreaming of when I would be home with my girls making brownies and licking the batter from the spoon! I hoped that they would see me on tour meeting people that loved our family's biscuits and recipes and be proud of me. My goal as a mother is to teach my children that they can have a full, balanced life. Today, Caroline works hard in our Hot Little Biscuit eateries, Cate has created her own cookie company, and Sarah is a budding chef herself. It makes me so proud!
Triple Treat Brownies
- - 1 ½ cups cake flour, plus 3 tablespoons or 1 ½ cups All Purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I like dark cocoa powder)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup of butter, plus 1 tablespoon for greasing the pan
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 6 ounces dark chocolate chips
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F
1. Generously butter a 9x13 inch glass or metal baking dish. (I like to use a cast iron pan whenever possible, so once the oven is preheated, melt 1 tablespoon of butter along the bottom and pour the batter on top. It helps make the bottom of the brownies nice and crispy).
1. Over a double-boiler (or microwave) melt the butter and 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips together; stirring well to combine. Set aside to cool.
1. Once the chocolate mixture has cooled, gently whisk in the eggs, sugar and vanilla.
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
1. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture and stir until well combined.
1. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining dark chocolate chips over the top.
1. Bake for 30 minutes, turning the pan half-way through. Stick a toothpick in the center of the pan; let them go a little longer if the toothpick does not come out clean. Serve warm and enjoy!