June 2012

Ole' Cafe' Brownies

  What kind of person would I be if I were to have been assigned a blog named “Smells Like Brownies” and not pick a brownie recipe to make? Well, I’m NOT that kinda person.  YAY me!! Melissa is the genius over at Smells Like Brownies. Don’t be expecting any recipes with fruit. Nope, this stay-at-home, married-to-a-man-who-doesn’t-give-two-hoots-about-cooking, lady who thinks pumpkin should pass her lips with every recipe that she makes – whew! – does not like fruit. Zip, zilch, nada. However, give her some chocolate and she will go to town! Well, unlike Melissa’s husband, my Mountain Man does like fruit.  But he also is a brownie-a-holic and can’t leave them alone.  So, for the betterment of all mankind, I decided to make Melissa’s Coffee Brownies. Sort of. Mostly the same, but with a bit of Mexican chocolate thrown in for good measure, thus, the title of this post. So, here we go! Print Cafe’ Brownies Author: Suzanne Collier Recipe type: Dessert, Snack Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  45 mins Serves: 16   Brownies are kinda like the perfect food. Good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. These brownies incorporate the best of the best, chocolate and coffee. Ingredients Brownie Ingredients: ½ cup Salted Butter 3 oz. Mexican Chocolate 2 Eggs 1 cup Sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla ⅔ cup Flour ¼ tsp. Baking Soda Filling Ingredients: 1 tbsp.+ Heavy Cream 1 tsp. Instant Coffee granules 2 tbsp. Salted Butter, softened 1 cup Confectioner’s Sugar Ganache Ingredients: 1 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips ⅓ cup Heavy Cream Instructions Preheat oven to 350°. To make the brownies, melt butter and Mexican chocolate over low heat in a small saucepan. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla until light and creamy. Combine flour and baking soda with the eggs, sugar and vanilla and slowly add the chocolate mixture. Spread the brownie batter into a greased 8″ square baking pan. Bake for 25–30 minutes. As soon as the brownies come out of the oven, combine the cream and coffee granules in a small bowl; stir until coffee is dissolved. In a small mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until no chunks of butter are visible. Add the coffee mixture and beat until it becomes creamy. Add a tinsy bit more cream if mixture is too thick. Spread over cooling brownies. In a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and […]