I'll admit it, my favorite part about making brownies is that I get to lick the batter off the spoon. It's so delicious (and I only feel a little bit guilty)! Unfortunately, I've been told you need said batter to actually make the brownies and I can't actually eat all of it. Boo.
Well, someone out there is looking out for all of us batter-loving gals and created a delectable recipe for brownie pudding. YUM. The chocolatey creation satisfies my brownie batter cravings with its traditional brownie exterior and its gooey pudding center. Just add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and you've got yourself the best chocolate dessert around.
For an extra fun way to serve the brownie pudding, try scooping it into mugs or jars to give it a little flair. For one thing, snacks-in-a-cup are all the rage these days, and no one can resist a sugary treat served up in a cute mug!
Brownie Pudding adapted from Food Network
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering the dish
4 extra-large eggs, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2/4 cup cocoa powder (the better quality of cocoa powder, the better the dessert will be)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean
1 tablespoon framboise liqueur (optional)
Vanilla ice cream (optional, but totally worth it)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly butter a 9-by-12-by-2-inch oval baking dish.
- Melt the 1/2 pound of butter, and set aside to cool.
- With an electric mixer (with the paddle attachment), beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed for 5 to 10 minutes, or until very thick and a light yellow. While it's mixing, sift the cocoa powder and flour together and set aside.
- When the egg and sugar mixture is ready, reduce the speed to low and add the vanilla seeds, framboise (optional), and the cocoa powder and flour mixture. Mix until combined.
- With mixer still on low, slowly pour in the cooled butter and mix until combined.
- Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared dish and place it in a larger baking pan. Add hot water to the pan until it comes halfway up the side of the dish.
- Bake for exactly 1 hour. The center will appear very under-baked, but that's just the pudding part of the brownie!
- Add a scoop (or two!) of vanilla ice cream, and enjoy.