Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Brownies

This is the last time I'm going to mention that I had a birthday... I promise!
However I had to share the recipe for the best brownies I have ever had!!!
I've never been one for birthday cake for myself. Honestly I can't remember the last time I choose to have a birthday cake in celebration of me. Usually I have a birthday pie.

This year though, after great internal debate, I decided I wanted moist, gooey, mocha brownies.
And let me just say, they did not disappoint!!
You should make these.
You should make these right now actually...
I'm not kidding... if you have the stuff, go make these!!

Mocha Brownies
1 cup flour
1 tbsp instant espresso powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
8oz semisweet chocolate squares (8 squares)
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
3/4 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine together first 4 ingerdients and set aside.
Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler in a large bowl. Once melted take off the heat and stir in sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each one.
Fold in flour mixture and while some flour still remains add in chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
Spread into a prepared 9x13 pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until set but a few crumbs stick to tester when inserted.

They also keep really well in the freezer. I've been pulling them out through out the week to make for some wonderful moments
and they've tasted just as good as they did when they first came out of the oven!!

2 comments:

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

That last photo looks like heaven. A good read, a cup of coffee, and a brownie...

Pretty please link up to my winter blues link party "Indulge Your Sweet Tooth"

http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/02/beat-winter-blues-indulge-your-sweet.html

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

Well, Happy Birthday to you! Hope you enjoyed it, and I couldn't see why not with those brownies. Yum!