If you like Jägermeister herbal liqueur, then you’ll love these very chewy brownies. They’ll keep for five days so they’re a great make-ahead dessert. The taste actually improves with time, so plan on baking the brownies a day or two in advance.
For a stronger flavor, use ¾–1 cup Jägermeister.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/4 sticks)
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup Jägermeister
- *1 cup walnuts, toasted (optional)
- Heat oven to 325ºF. Butter and dust a 13-by-9-by-2-inch metal baking pan with cocoa powder, knocking out excess. (Or, you can simply line the pan with parchment paper.) Whisk flour, salt and baking powder; set aside. Melt unsweetened and dark chocolate with butter in a double boiler, stirring until smooth. (Or, if you prefer [I do!] melt in microwave for 5 minutes.)
- Remove from heat and whisk in eggs, one at a time. Fully incorporate each egg before adding the next. Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and Jägermeister. Continue whisking until mixture is completely smooth. Add dry ingredients to chocolate mixture. Don’t over mix. Add nuts. Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven until top is firm, about 40 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a rack before cutting into squares.
- Toasting the walnuts will add a wonderful flavour to your brownies. Simply heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat until very hot. Reduce heat to low, add walnuts and cook, stirring quickly until the walnuts toast lightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Do not burn. Or, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes.
- Sidebar: The smaller and deeper your baking pan, the more moist and chewy the brownies will be. Always check brownies 10 minutes before the suggested baking time. If a toothpick inserted in the middle comes up with really fudgy crumbs, it’s time to take the brownies out and put them on a wire rack for cooling. Freshly baked brownies will appear slightly undercooked.