Last weekend we took a trip to NYC and as we sat on the tarmac at LaGuardia and reflected about our favorite part of the trip, we both mentioned Amy’s Bread. After seeing Avenue Q off Broadway on Sunday night, we stopped for a sweet treat and coffee at Amy’s Bread. We shared a brownie with walnuts and while the brownie was good, it was not spectacular. We both enjoyed the simplicity of spending time together in a quiet little shop. I think this sums up why I enjoy baking – it brings people together and certain foods bring back memories.
I set out to make a brownie a la Amy’s, but even better. I am pretty happy with the result. Enjoy!
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1¼ cup sugar
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 10 tablespoons white flour (the amount sounds weird, but it works)
- 1/2 a dark chocolate bar, broken into pieces
- Handful of chopped walnuts
- Heat the oven to 325 degrees and butter a pan with foil hanging over the edge.
- Melt the butter in a pan on the stove and whisk continuously until the butter is a golden brown.
- Remove the pan from heat and stir in the sugar. Add the cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Let cool.
- Add the eggs, then the vanilla extract and the flour. Beat until smooth.
- Fold in the chocolate pieces and walnuts. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on how you like your brownies.