Rich, coffee-flavored brownies made with finely ground espresso beans.
5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons finely ground espresso beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Butter and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper.
- Combine the chocolate, butter, coffee, and salt in the top of a double boiler
or bowl over simmering water. Cook until melted and smooth. Let cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add the melted chocolate mixture and whisk until well combined. Fold in the flour until it just disappears. Gently fold in the pecans. Pour into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
- Bake about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack 1 hour. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen and cut into squares. Lift out and transfer to serving dish or tin.
Makes 24 brownies.