Chocolate Cinnamon-Walnut Brownies With Chocolate Ganache

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • BROWNIES
  • 12
    cup flour
  • 1 12
    teaspoons cinnamon
  • 18
    teaspoon salt
  • 6
    ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 34
    cup butter, softened (no substitutes!)
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 12
    cups chopped walnuts
  • GANACHE
  • 6
    ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 3
    tablespoons butter
  • 3
    tablespoons whipping cream (unwhipped)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  • Butter and lightly dust with flour, an 8 x 8-inch baking dish (preferably metal).
  • For brownies: mix the flour, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.
  • On top of a double boiler with simmering water stir chocolate and butter until melted and smooth.
  • Turn off heat and let the chocolate stand over the water.
  • Using an elecric mixer, beat eggs, vanilla and sugar in a large bowl until mixture thickens (about 5 minutes).
  • Stir in flour mixture in two additions, blending well after each addition.
  • Gradually add in warm chocolate into mixture, beating until just combined.
  • Stir in walnuts.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake for about 35 minutes (might take more or less time) or until top is set, and a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs on it.
  • Cool completely in pan on a rack.
  • For ganache: Whisk all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and smooth.
  • Pour evenly over top of brownies.
  • Chill brownies until ganache is set (about 2 hours).
  • Store covered in the refrigerator.
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