Monday, August 20, 2012

Fudgy Butterscotch Brownies | Secret Recipe Club

Perhaps you have been on a long extended vacation and missed hearing about the Secret Recipe Club.  It is a group of talented food bloggers who once a month are assigned a fellow food blogger to peruse their blog to find a recipe that intrigues them .  In turn they recreate it and add their own spin or simply leave as it and post it.  The big reveal happens once a month and that is where the fun begins.  For more information, please check out the Secret Recipe Club.

This month I was assigned to the fun blog - Yumsilicious Bakes.  Right when you see the front page, you know you are in for a blog full of delicious baked treats.  Avanika is originally from Bombay India and is currently residing in the United Kingdom to complete her Masters in Marketing and Strategy.  Avanika selected the name of her site to reflect her definition of giving the highest possible rating to food and is the epitome of the best.  Her ultimate goal is to work in the corporate world for a while, then open a bakery back in her hometown of Bombay.  Best of luck with your aspirations!!

Recently my Dad took a fall and was in tremendous pain.  The result was a fractured hip which called for an immediate hip replacement.  Needless to say, this weekend was filled with many visits to the hospital for our family along with many prayers for a safe surgery and speedy recovery.  Times like this really make you think about what is important and family is number one.  The good news is that the surgery was at 8am yesterday and all went really well.  Now it is recovery time and spending time with the ones I love.

Time slipped away this weekend and my SRC post certainly did not make it up on time.  However, Debbie was kind enough to reach out to me and I explained the situation and she could not have been more understanding.  I had these Fudgy Brownies picked out already.  I rushed home after my work day to whip them up to share with all of you.  I always like to add my own spin to a recipe, so I thought to cut the chocolate chips in half and replace the other half with butterscotch chips.  The result was amazing – thus I named these – “Fudgy
Butterscotch Brownies”.  Enjoy!

Fudgy Butterscotch Brownies

10 oz semisweet chocolate
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup butter
1 cup  granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips

¾ cups butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour the 9x13 pan.

Melt the semisweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate and butter in a double boiler, or microwave. Allow to cool to room temperature.In the meanwhile, combine together the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Do not overbeat! Once chocolate is cooled, add in the egg mixture. Stir to combine. I always use a wooden spoon/spatula to make brownies, rather than a mixer.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda, and add to the chocolate mixture. Stir just well enough to combine, making sure you get right to the bottom of the pan. Stir in nuts, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted has crumbs sticking to it, rather than wet batter. The center will remain soft. Do not over bake! Cool completely in pan.Let cool completely until cutting into squares. Please try these brownies!


  1. These look so delicious, Lisa! I wish I had one (or two!) right now. Hope your Dad heals quickly - these brownies might be just the thing to ease the recovery process! :)

  2. Hope your Dad is doing okay, Lisa. You had me at "fudgy" with this post. These look so good!

  3. Your brownies look amazingly fudgy. Good wishes to your Dad.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Chicken Satay Noodle Salad.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. Best of luck to your dad in his recovery. These brownies look incredibly decadent! Yum. I might have to try these so I don't have to imagine how good they taste. Your pictures are beautiful!

  5. Thanks, Lisa. I hope your Dad recovers quick. Great spin on the brownies.

  6. I would eat these for breakfast! They look wonderful, I love the pictures!

  7. Delicious! I already have plans for these! Great choice. Hope your Dad is feeling better soon!

  8. Sorry to hear about your dad Lisa, I'm hoping he has a speedy recovery!
    I'm loving your slight tweak on this yummy recipe-great choice to share with us;-)

  9. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I made your roasted carrots with pistachios because I heard on Facebook that you'd been orphaned! They were amazing - totally going in my file for "easy but elegant" side dishes!

    Also - these brownies look fantastic! Love the butterscotch chips - using chips in homemade brownies is my favorite way for making them even gooey-er and more delicious! I hope your Dad is feeling better soon.

  10. Glad all is well with your dad now. You are a trooper and these brownies look amazing. Hope you shared them with your dad and they made him feel better.

  11. I absolutely looooove the sound of these! Yum!

  12. I am so sorry to hear about your dad, Lisa! Sending happy, healing thoughts his way.

    The brownies look delish, much like your Apricot Cardamom Curd I made of yours....un-real! Thanks!

  13. Perfectly executed brownie there! The top is shiny and inside moist looking..oh I wish I could eat one now. Great job on these Lisa!

  14. I just made some fudgy brownies myself about a month ago. This one takes it to another level - with the butterscotch chips! I've never tried brownies with butterscotch, but I can't imagine not loving it!

  15. Looki delicious I love brownies!!

  16. Lisa,

    Those brownies are so glossy and irresistible! I love your addition of butterscotch - I'm always a sucker for that flavor.

    I hope your dad is doing better.


  17. Gorgeous brownies. I'm loving the butterscotch. I think it's a perfect match with chocolate. Wishing your dad a speedy recovery. xx

  18. Hi Lisa,
    I hope your dad is feeling better. I'm guessing these brownies would make everyone feels wonderful, I know they'll definitely brighten my day.

  19. I wish your dad a speedy and full recovery--I'm sure he was happy to have his family all around him and to have these brownies as a treat after! I love your butterscotch addition! I have cappuccino chips in the fridge--would love to use them in a brownie sometime. :)

  20. Hope your Dad is feeling better!
    These brownies look incredible! I am all for a fudgy brownie any day! I love butterscotch too, so why not throw it in!

  21. The brownies look amazing and so decedent!
    Glad to hear your dads surgery went well...wishing him a very speedy and easy recovery!

  22. I hope your dad's recovery is going well. I remember my grandma fell once and she went through surgery etc. Wishing him a fast recovery! Brownies!!! Your rich brownies look so tempting even before lunch time. I had my first butterscotch chips this year and I loved them very much... :)

  23. Hi Lisa,
    just stopping by to let you know I've linked to your recipe in my 100 chocolate recipes round-up.
    Thanks for sharing it with us


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