SoNo Bakery Brownies - John Barricelli

Sunday, May 16, 2010

SoNo Brownies
SoNo Brownies

The nice guy on Everyday Food and Everyday Baking, John Barricelli has a new cookbook, The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook, named for his South Norwalk, Connecticut bakery.

My friend, Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet has even been to the bakery! Since it is a little far for me to drop in, I made the SoNo Brownies on page 86 of his book.

SoNo Brownies
This is a really easy recipe. Quick and easy. You make it in a pot, not a KitchenAid. I love making stuff on the stove. It makes me feel like I'm actually cooking...since I do very little real cooking. :)

SoNo Brownies
Made with cocoa and chocolate chips, this is a nice and rich brownie.

SoNo Brownies
These were a big hit at work. I really liked them and will make them again for sure.

Recipe:
Click here for printable copy
Adapted from The Sono Baking Company Cookbook: Amazon or WorldCat (see if your library has it)

SoNo Brownies
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Penzy's Dutch cocoa)
1/2 t salt
1/4 t baking powder
Pinch of baking soda
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 c sugar
1 T light corn syrup
2 large eggs, room temp (To bring them to room temp quickly, place in a bowl of warm water for 5-10 minutes)
1 T vanilla extract
1 C semisweet chocolate chips (I used Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips)

1. Use an 8-inch square baking pan. Butter or spray. I lined mine with parchment paper.
2. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
3. Whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and soda.
4. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the sugar and corn syrup, whisk to combine. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Whisk in vanilla.
5. Fold in the dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips. Don't overmix.
6. Pour into pan, smooth the top. Bake until toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
7. Cool in pan and then eat!! Enjoy!
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24 comments:

The College Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I just tried to make my first-ever batch of brownies and, much to my disappointment, they didn't turn out very well. But maybe I'll try this version out and hopefully get more-edible brownies! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

Nithya said... [Reply to comment]

Looks yummm :)

The College Baker said... [Reply to comment]

I recently tried to make my first-ever batch of homemade brownies, and it definitely didn't go too well. I blame the recipe, so maybe I'll give this one a try, knowing that someone else had success with it! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

These look so good...I'm drooling and want to make a batch of brownies now, even though it's way too late to do that!

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

I just borrowed this book from the library recently! Unfortunately, I didn't get to make anything before I had to return it, but I had fun flipping through and looking at the recipes. Brownies were a good choice and these look awesome! Love that they're made on the stove :)

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

These brownies looks really yummy! Beautiful.

JelliDonut said... [Reply to comment]

Going to try this one. Thanks!

The Cilantropist said... [Reply to comment]

Looks so thick and chewy, and also moist in the center. If you give me a dry brownie that tastes great I am not interested, but if you give me a moist brownie with a chewy center I cannot turn it down. Looks like a winner. :)

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

I have a couple of favorite brownie recipes, but love cocoa brownies because they are so easy! And if they taste as good as yours look, I'll be thrilled.

Maranda said... [Reply to comment]

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

Cherine said... [Reply to comment]

Those brownies look sooo good!!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Yum...I am babysitting for a friends' ten year old tonight and I think we might just have to make these brownies :)...you rock. I hope you are feeling better...

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said... [Reply to comment]

I've never made brownies cooked on the stove. Now I'm all curious! And trying to be good. Damn. xxSAS

kirbie said... [Reply to comment]

I've been looking for a good brownie recipe. You always come up with the best recipes to try for your blog!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Feel free to send some my way!

hannah! said... [Reply to comment]

they look really good! thanks for this (:

Indrani said... [Reply to comment]

Hello,

I was searching out for a brownie recipe and i was so happy to see you post. I made them yesterday and they came out well. So well that even my mom who doesnt quite like chocolate ate almost half of them. I so much wanted to write to you yesterday thanking you for this wonderful recipe but was tired. I shall be making them again shortly. Thank you.
Regards,
Indrani.
(indranikona@yahoo.co.in)

Flax Hill Gardener said... [Reply to comment]

I live within walking distance of the SoNo Baking Company. I love everything they make. I'm so glad other people can now enjoy John's creations at home.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I just got myself a copy of this book and flagged this recipe to try. Yours look like they turned out great.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Ooo these look delicious! And I must say that those are the most perfectly and evenly cut brownies I've ever seen! Mine are always a bit off.

Justin said... [Reply to comment]

i haven't checked this book out yet, but i've been meaning to. i might have to try out this recipe first since i'm a bit of a brownie fanatic

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

these brownies are so good! i baked some to give as a housewarming gift today. best brownies ever. thanks for the post!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

My mother-in-law made these, and they were really good while still warm! I didn't think they were quite as good the next day or two, so I'd recommend eating them as soon as you can.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The actual recipe calls for kosher salt, this makes a huge difference I believe.

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