Monday, December 7, 2009

Bon Appetit Blog Envy Bake-Off

Dear Readers,
I am submitting this dessert recipe for a bake-off contest sponsored by Bon Appetit magazine. This brownie dessert was posted on my Thanksgiving blog but I am rewriting and posting it in this blog and submitting a photo as part of Bon Appetit submission process. You are encouraged to go online and vote for my recipe @ bonappetit.com/go/bakeoff
The deadline for voting is December 13th. Wish me luck.

Decadent Brownies
Ingredients:
  • 1 package (10 oz.) Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chocolate squares (62% cacao) plus half of another 10 0z. package
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 2 TB. of coffee(liquid)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour plus 2 TB. of flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 2 TB. Kahula

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Line a 8 inch pyrex pan with foil and grease
  • Heat in saucepan on low heat: chocolate, sugar ,butter, coffee stirring until smooth
  • Pour into a medium bowl and whisk in eggs one at a time till mixed.
  • Add vanilla, flour and salt and stir well.
  • Add chopped nuts and stir well
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until toothpick comes clean from the center
  • Cool pan on wire rack and remove cooled brownies from foil
  • Serve with whip cream or dust with powdered sugar
  • For a festive holiday touch sprinkle peppermint chips over whip cream

This recipe was adapted from one called Nestle Chocolatier Grand Chocolate Brownie Wedges found in a magazine.

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