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Fudge Brownies with Clothbound Cheddar


Fudge Brownies with Clothbound Cheddar

Although chunks of cheddar cheese make for an unusual addition to this classic brownie, the salty combination is a must-try. Add as much or as little cheddar as you prefer. For thinner brownies, a 9×13 baking pan can be used.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 tablespoons salted butter cubed
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate finely chopped 3⁄4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup clothbound cheddar cheese crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350°F and line a 9×9 baking pan dish with parchment paper. Whisk together flour, cocoa, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Melt butter and chopped chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Remove from heat and whisk in sugars, then eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture and stir carefully with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  • Pour half the batter into prepared dish and evenly sprinkle in about half of the cheese
  • Pour remaining batter over top and use a spatula to smooth. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and press slightly into batter. (Skip this step if less cheese is desired.)
  • Bake brownies for 40 to 50 minutes or until the top is crinkled, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool slightly before serving warm.

Jenny Bravo

Jenny Bravo is a food photographer and the owner of a production studio and online home decor store in Portland, ME. Having started her career out of culinary school as a private chef, she is passionate about developing simple and elegant seasonal recipes.

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