Skillet Brownies

My husband bought me a bunch of the mini Lodge skillets just for this recipe.  This is one of our favorite things to do for dessert. Everyone loves having their own little skillet of gooey, brownie goodness.  


1/4 lb. (1 stick) unsalted butter

4 ounces plus 1/2 cup Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
2 extra large eggs
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules, such a Nescafe
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour, divided
pinch of kosher salt
vanilla ice cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the butter, 4 ounces chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate together in a medium bel set over simmering water. Set aside for 15 minutes.  In a large bowl, stir (do not beat) together the eggs. coffee, vanilla and sugar.  Stir the chocolate mixture in to the egg mixture and allow to cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, sift together 1/4 cup flour, the baking powder and salt and add to the chocolate mixture.  Toss togehter the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and one tablespoon of flour in a medium bowl and then add to mixture.  Spoon the mixture into five 3 1/2 inch cast iron skillets and place them on a sheet pan.  

Bake for 25 minute.  Don’t over bake!

Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Recipe from Ina Garten 2012

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