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Chocolate and Szechuan Peppercorn Brownies

 
One serving costs about $0.45

$0.45 per serving

24 people like this recipe

24 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

16 antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre American
spoonacular Score:31%

Spoonacular Score: 31%

 

The recipe Chocolate and Szechuan Peppercorn Brownies could satisfy your American craving in about 45 minutes. This recipe makes 16 servings with 305 calories, 5g of protein, and 15g of fat each. For 47 cents per serving, this recipe covers 8% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 24 people were impressed by this recipe. A mixture of flour, espresso, milk, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 34%. This score is rather bad. Similar recipes include Hershey’s Ultimate Chocolate Brownies | Chocolate Frosted Brownies, Sweet & Salty Brownies: Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Dulce De Leche, and One Pan Brownies (Triple-Chocolate Fudge Brownies).

Ingredients

Servings:
0.75 cup
0.75 cup brown sugar
brown sugar
6.53 oz
6.53 oz butter
butter
1
1  cinnamon stick
cinnamon stick
3
3  eggs
eggs
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp espresso
espresso
3 cups
3 cups flour
flour
0.5 cup
0.5 cup granulated sugar
granulated sugar
0.33 cup
0.33 cup heavy cream
heavy cream
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps kosher salt
kosher salt
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp milk
milk
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp peppercorns
peppercorns
0.33 cup
0.33 cup semisweet chocolate chips
semisweet chocolate chips
1 ounce
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
unsweetened chocolate
0.75 cup
0.75 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsps
2 tsps vanilla extract
vanilla extract
0.75 cup brown sugar
0.75 cup
brown sugar
6.53 oz butter
6.53 oz
butter
1  cinnamon stick
1
cinnamon stick
3  eggs
3
eggs
1 Tbsp espresso
1 Tbsp
espresso
3 cups flour
3 cups
flour
0.5 cup granulated sugar
0.5 cup
granulated sugar
0.33 cup heavy cream
0.33 cup
heavy cream
0.25 tsps kosher salt
0.25 tsps
kosher salt
1 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp
milk
1 Tbsp peppercorns
1 Tbsp
peppercorns
0.33 cup semisweet chocolate chips
0.33 cup
semisweet chocolate chips
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
1 ounce
unsweetened chocolate
0.75 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
0.75 cup
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsps vanilla extract
2 tsps
vanilla extract

Equipment

double boiler
double boiler
baking pan
baking pan
microwave
microwave
oven
oven
pot
pot
double boiler
double boiler
baking pan
baking pan
microwave
microwave
oven
oven
pot
pot


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease an 8x8 baking dish.
  3. In a large saut pan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the peppercorns and the pieces of cinnamon stick.
  4. Meanwhile, in a double boiler or microwave, melt the unsweetened chocolate and semisweet chocolate together.
  5. Stir in the espresso to the melted chocolate.
  6. Once the butter stops foaming and you can see browned bits at the bottom of the pan (about 5 minutes), take off heat and remove the peppercorns and cinnamon stick.
  7. It may be easier to strain the contents of the pan and then return just the butter to it.
  8. Stir the sugars, milk, vanilla, and salt into the butter in the pan.
  9. Then stir in the cocoa powder and chocolate and espresso mixture.
  10. Beat in the eggs, and then lastly, stir in the flour.
  11. Bake in greased pan for about 25-30 minutes, until a tester comes out clean. Feel free to underbake them a bit.
  12. Once brownies are cooled, spread ganache.
  13. I like to put them in the refrigerator to firm up the ganache.
  14. To make the ganache, bring the heavy cream and peppercorns to a simmer in a small pot.
  15. Strain the peppercorns and stir in semisweet chocolate chips.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.45
Ingredient
¾ cups brown sugar
185 grs butter
1 cinnamon stick
3 eggs
3 cups flour
½ cups granulated sugar
⅓ cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon peppercorns
⅓ cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
¾ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Price
$0.53
$1.59
$0.18
$0.72
$0.50
$0.14
$0.43
$0.02
$0.50
$0.41
$0.58
$1.04
$0.60
$7.23

Tips

Health Tips

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • If you're following a vegan diet (or avoiding dairy), make sure the brand of chocolate chips you buy is suitable for your diet! Always read the labels carefully. If you cannot find chocolate chips free from milk or other dairy in stores near you, look online.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

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Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
304k Calories
5g Protein
15g Total Fat
39g Carbs
2% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
304k
15%

Fat
15g
23%

  Saturated Fat
9g
57%

Carbohydrates
39g
13%

  Sugar
17g
20%

Cholesterol
62mg
21%

Sodium
138mg
6%

Caffeine
14mg
5%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
10%

Manganese
0.57mg
28%

Selenium
11µg
17%

Copper
0.31mg
16%

Iron
2mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
13%

Folate
49µg
12%

Fiber
2g
11%

Vitamin B2
0.18mg
11%

Magnesium
41mg
10%

Phosphorus
96mg
10%

Vitamin A
413IU
8%

Vitamin B3
1mg
8%

Zinc
0.86mg
6%

Potassium
165mg
5%

Calcium
38mg
4%

Vitamin E
0.47mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.31mg
3%

Vitamin D
0.39µg
3%

Vitamin K
2µg
3%

Vitamin B6
0.04mg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.11µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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