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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chocolate Brownies

Here is a tasty  choclate brownie recipe I tried.  It came from Jean-Pierre Wybauw's cookbook entitled, chocolate.  What I really enjoy is the splash of dark rum.  It really gives the brownies an added flavors.


  • 3/4 stick of butter
  • 7/8 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp dark rum
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 1/2 oz dark chocolate melted (I used 70%)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Butter a 8 X 8 inch baking pan
  • Sift flour together with baking soda and cocoa powder
  • Melt butter and mix it into the flour mixture together with a pinch of salt and the rum
  • Beat the eggs with the sugar until light and airy and add to the batter
  • Add the melted chocolate and mix well
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 35 minutes
Melting Chocolate
Since I don't have a double boiler I used a sauce pan filled 1/4 with water and capped with a Pyrex bowl that sat just above the water level.  I brought the water to a boil and allowed the chocolate to slowly melt while stirring occassionally.


  1. Ooh a splash of rum! I'm actually surprised that this is the first time that I have heard of adding rum to brownies?! What a great idea! Sounds delicious. And I believe that Concannon is the oldest winery in California, it is truly stunning there!

  2. WOW! Brownies infused with Rum! It must be super tasty! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I just love brownies!Yours is mouthwatering!Well done,dear!

  4. Chocolate and rum! I love your combination!

  5. Since I really appreciate enhancing desserts with spirits...how can I not thank you for sharing this special brownie delight with us ;o)
    Rum is certainly a very good addition for sure.

    Have a great day Stephen and flavourful wishes,

  6. These sound delicious, Stephen. It is good to have you visit again. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  7. They look and sound really fantastic Stephen!

  8. Love the addition of rum. Must keep it in mind for the next time I make these raven beauties.

  9. Have been craving for some good brownies and those look truly divine with thin crust and moist texture!

  10. Dear Stephen, I love a good brownie and the splash of rum makes them have that gourmet taste! Blessings, Catherine

  11. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!