Recipe by SaraFish
A rich brownie recipe using sourdough starter. Not for the faint of heart with lots of butter, sugar and eggs! From Charles Wilford's book "Adventures in Sourdough Cooking & Baking". Makes a large pan of brownies.
Top Review by Fat Doggin'
I agree with Cindy. This was more like cake than brownies...and not being a cake fan at all, I was prety disappointed. And it's a lot more work than either a cake or brownies so I won't be making it again.
- 1 1⁄2 cups proofed sourdough starter
- 4 ounces sweet baking chocolate
- 1⁄2 cup hot water
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
Directions See How It's Made
- Melt chocolate and hot water in small pan over low heat.
- Bring to a gentle boil while stirring constantly.
- Pour into small glass bowl and add baking soda.
- Mix well (mixture may foam).
- Let cool until just lukewarm.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add egg yolks one at a time, mixing well each time.
- Mix in vanilla and cooled chocolate mixture.
- Stir in sourdough starter.
- Mix salt and flour in separate bowl and then add to the batter.
- Mix well.
- Beat egg whites to stiff peaks then fold into batter.
- Pour in greased and floured pan (recommended size is 11 X16) and let sit for 30 minutes in warm draft-free place.
- Bake in preheated 350 oven for 35-40 minutes.
- Cool before cutting.