The Food Network had this contest, the first of many, to find the next Big Cooking Star, Steve & Dan were the Winners! They won their own Cooking Show, for about five whole minutes.
For which I am grateful, because I was able to bag this great brownie recipe off of them.
So, to Steve & Dan, where ever you are cooking now, my imaginary chef’s hat is off to you:P
Truffle Brownies by Steve Mcdonagh & Dan Smith:
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1 tbl vanilla
1 stick butter
3 oz unsweetened chocolate squares
1/2 cup flour
Oven set at 350 degrees, 9 inch pan greased. (They used a disposable aluminum, I use a silicon, the main idea being that the pan can be literally peeled away from the brownies, which are very fudge-like.)
With mixer, beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar, beat until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. Mix in the vanilla.
In a microwave proof bowl ( I use my pyrex measuring cup) melt the butter and chocolate 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until they are melted together.
Pour melted chocolate-butter into batter and mix. Add the flour and mix.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 15 -20 minutes until barely set.
Remove pan from oven and cool.
1/2 cup (4 oz chocolate chips)
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Micro 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between until well mixed. Spread on brownies immediately.
Place pan in freezer for one hour.
Remove and slice immediately. Enjoy:P