Monday, January 12, 2009

The Evil Brownie...

Meet my friend.
We have a LOVE-HATE relationship.
His Royal Evilness...Baron Brownie.
Stop staring at me with those piercing eyes!

This is an entry on THE evil Brownie. Really sick and a good way. So deathly delicious they kill any effort to lose weight and have to be banished to the tower... and even then I manage to find the locked door and fight off the bats and fairy dust to get to them! Here is my favorite brownie recipe, for good reason. I doubt you will be able to keep the munchkins at bay...or giants for that matter. There is a reason why I only make these when I can take them somewhere. Otherwise they stare at me all day. How rude. Don't make yourself!!!Okay, make them. You have been warned.

My Chef Tess Brownies
1 1/4 cup butter
4 cups sugar
1T vanilla,
2 tsp rum extract
1 T cinnamon
1 T orange zest
1/2 tsp ground Cayenne pepper
8 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
1 T salt

Preheat oven to 325degrees. Cream the butter,sugar, eggs, vanilla, and spice until light. Add the flour, cocoa, and salt, mixing 2 minutes. Pour int a lightly greased bar pan (at least 9inch by 13inch by 3) Bake 40-45 minutes--slightly undercooked is better than overdone and dry. Cover with ganache and toasted almonds:

16 oz. high quality chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups toasted almonds

Boil cream.
Place chocolate in a metal bowl and pour hot cream over the chocolate. Stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Pour over brownies when they are cool and cover with toasted almonds. Allow to cool...if you can wait that long and cut into squares.


Goob said...

sick, and wrong.
sick, and wrong.
Now I will have perverse dreams of orange-rum-almond scented chocolate chewy heaven all night.
On a night that I happen to have no cocoa powder...

Chef Tess said...

Yea, you think it's bad just hearing about him...imagine my disturbing life having him in the house!!

Jana said...

I made these and they were Uh-mazing. Thanks for the recipie