Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Made Brownies For You-Know-Who For You-Know-Who's Day.

Just so you know what's in store for you, that's one of the brownies I made Wednesday, for my You-Know-Who for You-Know-Who's Day. Sadly I can't take credit. This delicious recipe comes from Kelly of Evil Shenanigans. It's her Dark Chocolate Chip Brownies and they are the best brownies I've ever had. I made them once before for my friend Maxine's birthday last month and blogged about them here. But they were so good, I'm blogging about them again, in case anybody missed that post.
The ingredients:
 3 0z. butter
2 oz. dark chocolate
14 oz. sugar 4 oz. honey
 3 oz. butter 3 large eggs
.75 oz. water
1 tsp instant espresso
1 tsp vanilla
5.25 oz. cake flour
 1 oz. cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
 3 oz. chocolate chips
I combined 3 oz. of butter with 2 oz. of dark chocolate
 (I used Hershey's Extra Dark.)
Nuke the chocolate and butter, stir to combine evenly, and set aside.
Add the honey to the sugar.
And work in 3 oz. of butter.
Add in the espresso dissolved in water.
 (I used about 1 tablespoon of ground Columbian coffee beans
 dissolved in the water since I don't have espresso.)
Add in the three eggs, one at a time, mixing well.
Action shot!
Add in the melted chocolate/butter mixture.
I probably used 2 teaspoons of vanilla since I love vanilla.
Sift the cake flour, salt, and cocoa powder into the batter.
 (I used Hershey's Dutch processed special dark cocoa "with rich chocolate flavor.")
Mix well.
Fold in the chocolate chips. (I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips.)
Pour batter into prepared pan.
 First I sprayed the 9 x 13 baking dish,
 put a sheet of parchment paper in, and sprayed that.
Spread batter evenly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
 Let cool in pan.
Then invert.

 Now for the icing: 
4 TB butter
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder (dark)
 vanilla 2-3 TB milk (as needed)
I whisked the powdered sugar into the softened butter ...
...whisking until smooth.
Add in the cocoa powder.
Add in the vanilla and enough milk (a tablespoon at a time)
until you have a spreadable icing.

Yum nummy!
Num Yummy!!
Dense, intense, fudgy chocolate.
With the gooey icing, it's exquisite.
This is extreme chocolate.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I thought I was the only one who celebrated niece's day, which falls on the 2nd Saturday in May. This is just too exciting, can't wait to try them! Thanks!

Kelly said...

They look great again! Yum!

Kathy said...

And again I say humph. I sense a throwdown.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Bring it on, BB.