Friday, January 29, 2010

Recipe Fridays!

Truffle Brownies

These are deelicious;) Chocolatey, gooey, wonderful goodness, from Martha, of course.


Ingredients

Makes about 1 dozen

• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for pan
• 3 ounces good-quality unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1/4 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 4 ounces good-quality semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
• 2/3 cup heavy cream
• Heart-shaped sprinkles, for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan, and set aside.
2. Make batter: Put butter and chocolate in a heatproof medium bowl set over a pan of simmering water; stir until melted. Let cool slightly.
3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl; set aside.
4. Put sugar and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and beat on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add chocolate mixture, milk, and vanilla, and beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat, scraping down sides of bowl, until well incorporated.
5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake until a cake tester inserted into brownies (avoid center and edges) comes out with a few crumbs but is not wet, 27 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan.
6. Make topping when brownies are cool: Put chocolate in a medium bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until just simmering. Pour over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Gently stir until smooth. Allow ganache to cool, stirring every 10 minutes, until slightly thickened, 25 to 30 minutes.
7. Pour ganache over cooled brownies in pan; let set, about 20 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Let brownies stand at room temperature at least 15 minutes before serving. Lift out brownies; cut into wedges, wiping knife with a hot, damp cloth between each cut. Scatter sprinkles on top.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

oooh i can't wait for the chocolatey goodness of valentines day.