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Chocolate and James Franco a Sexy Recipe for Oscar Night

02/22/2011 05:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Rosalyn Hoffman Author, 'Smart Mama, Smart Money' and 'Bitches on a Budget'

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James Franco, warm from the oven chocolate brownies, a tall glass of milk, and comfy PJs are our recipe for a satisfying night of Oscar watching. While we have a healthy sense of humor and spend a lot of time writing with our tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek (Bitches on a Budget, need we say more?) we never, ever kid around when it comes to great food, great movies and snarky red carpet commentary.

By popular demand we're sharing a new version of our simple and fab recipe for brownies. These rich and chocolaty, not too sweet little babies are perfect for gathering around the set with your friends while you dish on costumes, rate the speeches and drool over you-know-who. For an added sexy little zing (like you'll need more?) add some hot red pepper flakes to the batter.

The Bitches Brownies

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

5ozs unsweetened chocolate

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

3 eggs

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 cup flour

1 tsp vanilla

Pinch of kosher salt

3/4 cup walnuts (optional)

8" square buttered baking dish

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave for one and half to two minutes. Stir to completely dissolve chocolate. Add sugar and mix until you can't see granules. Beat eggs and vanilla with a fork, add to chocolate and sugar mixture, and stir until glossy and smooth. Mix in salt, and walnuts. Stir in flour until everything is mixed evenly together. Pour into buttered baking dish. Bake approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out smooth. (Our advice is to slightly under-bake these, they taste even better).

(Tart them up and make Devil Brownies by adding 1-2 tsp crushed hot pepper flakes to the batter.)

So easy and you'll look like a hip baking genius -- you owe us big time.


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