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Fudgy Brownies with a Crunchy Shell

So I was experimenting with another recipe from The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book.  It ended up tasty enough that I was asked for the recipe. These brownies ended up fudgy in the middle with a kind of crunchy shell on top. I ended up with this:

Stacey's Fudgy Brownie with Crunchy Shell Ingredients
4 oz semi-sweet 62% Scharffen Berger chocolate
2 oz unsweetened 99% Scharffen Berger chocolate
8 tbs (1 stick) unsalted organic butter
1/3c unsweetened cocoa powder, organic (Dagoba)
1 1/2c granulated sugar, organic
3 eggs, organic
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp salt
1c flour, organic
3/4c milk chocolate chips (Guittard)

9x9" baking pan

Adjust oven rack to higher middle position and preheat to 350F.  Line a 9x9" baking pan with foil and grease it - leave enough foil on the edges so that you can use it to lift the brownies out later.  I used olive oil, but you can use butter or any other type of oil you like.

Put the chocolate (not the chips), butter, cocoa powder …

Cheesy Green Onion Dinner Rolls

I had some extra green onion, so I'm not really sure how many stalks it was.  Sorry about that.  In any case, I also had some mozzarella cheese and a hankering for dinner rolls.  I started with the Fluffy Dinner Rolls recipe from The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book, but then I altered it some.

Stacey's Cheesy Green Onion Dinner Roll Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole milk, organic
1/4 cup honey, organic
6 tbs unsalted butter, organic
1 tbs olive oil, organic
1 large egg, organic
4 cups (plus another 1/2 cup for later) bread flour, organic
1/3 cup whole wheat flour, organic
1/4 cup pumpernickel rye flour, organic
2 1/4 tsp yeast
2 tsp sea salt
8 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
1/3-1/2 cup green onions, chopped

1 more egg for egg wash

Standing mixer
13x9" baking dish lined with foil, foil greased with olive oil

Microwave the milk, honey, butter, and oil together in a large glass measuring bowl at 30 second intervals until all the butter is melted and the mixture is at …