Sunday, January 23, 2011
Fudge Coffee Brownies
If you're looking for an interesting twist on a brownie recipe, this is one to try; Fudge Coffee Brownies.
What gives this recipe the 'twist' is the addition of cinnamon. The combination of espresso powder and cinnamon creates an incredible depth of flavor to the chocolate.
2 sticks unsalted butter
5 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
2 T instant espresso powder
2 C sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
5 large eggs
1 C all-purpose flour
1 T cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the rack in the middle. Butter and flour (or use a non-stick baking spray formulated for easy cake release) a 9x13 baking pan.
Melt butter and chocolate with espresso powder in a heavy saucepan over low heat. (alternative: melt together in a heat proof bowl over simmering water) Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
Whisk in sugar and vanilla. Whisk in one egg at a time until the mixture is glossy and smooth.
Whisk together flour, cinnamon and salt. Slowly add to the melted chocolate/egg mixture.
Spread the batter into the pan and bake until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out with a few crumbs adhering, 25-30 minutes.
Cool completely before cutting. Makes 32 (2-inch) brownie squares.
These brownies cut very cleanly and would make an excellent 'treat' for your favorite Valentine this year!