Barefoot Contessa's Brownie Tart
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From Barefoot in Paris, 2004. This dessert is very elegant and rich. If you don't have a tart pan, use a springform pan or even a pie plate--which is what Ina used when she made it on her cooking show.
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- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 1⁄4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 extra-large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 -3 tablespoons heavy cream
- Grease and flour a 9-inch tart pan with removable sides.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt the butter in a bowl set over simmering water.
- Add 2 cups of the chocolate chips, remove from the heat, and stir until the chocolate melts.
- Set aside to cool completely.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs, sugar, coffee, and vanilla on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cooled chocolate.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the walnuts.
- Fold the flour mixture into the batter until just combined.
- Pour into the pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the center is puffed (the top may crack).
- The inside will still be very soft.
- Cool to room temperature before removing the sides of the tart pan.
- Melt the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips with the heavy cream and drizzle on the tart.
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This is an excellent recipe as all of the Contessa's recipes are! this *is* rich so a small piece goes a long way, I use instant espresso granules for this in place of instant coffee which seemed to work just fine, also I will increase the sugar amount slightly the next time I make this, thanks for sharing Jeunessa, we really enjoyed this great treat!...Kitten:)Reply