Friday, January 31, 2014

Chocolate Fudge Brownies... with Chocolate Ganache Frosting


Just when everyone in the U.S. is getting ready for Super Bowl Sunday...just who thinks about desserts?...well, I do know it's mostly chicken wings, sliders, pizza, chips, and dips that are the most popular party snacks for the big game, but who thinks about yummy, and easy to grab desserts?
We all love brownies...especially Fudge Brownies; and why not top it off with the most delicious
ooey-gooey Chocolate Ganache Frosting?...who says you can't have your cake...and 'eat it too?'...well, you sure can, with the cutest cupcake liners from William Sonoma! The recipe is super easy; got it from the Internet, and even if I didn't, I have it somewhere in one of my cookbooks, or recipe files. So much easier just one click to Google, and get what you need without searching in your own files!
So easy to serve these yummy fudge brownies... once they are done, and frosted, all you have to do is to cut the usual square portions in half, and set them in cute cupcake liners. Just be sure to refrigerate them until serving time, and take them out about 30 minutes before serving, and you will see how the fudge frosting will 'glisten' and achieve the ooey-gooey look! Every 'chocolate lovers' dream!


Chocolate Fudge Brownies
source: King Arthur Flour
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan
2) Crack the 4 eggs into a bowl, and beat them with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla till smooth.
3) In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Or simply combine the butter and sugar, and heat, stirring, until the butter is melted. Continue to heat (or microwave) briefly, just until the mixture is hot (about 110°F to 120°F), but not bubbling; it'll become shiny looking as you stir it. Heating the mixture to this point will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.
4) Add the hot butter/sugar mixture to the egg/cocoa mixture, stirring until smooth.
5) Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth. Note: If you want the chips to remain intact in the baked brownies, rather than melting in, let the batter cool in the bowl for about 20 minutes before stirring in the chips.
6) Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan.
7) Bake the brownies for about 30 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, or with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. The brownies should feel set on the edges, and the center should look very moist, but not uncooked. Remove them from the oven and cool on a rack before cutting and serving.

Nutrition information

Serving Size: 1 brownie (63g) Servings Per Batch: 24 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260 Calories

    For the Ganach Frosting:Basic Chocolate Ganache
    • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside.
    2. Place cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Pour over chocolate and let stand until chocolate has softened, about 5 minutes.
    3. Add butter and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly before using.
     
      Have a wonderful SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!
      eat plenty...drink responsibly! xo
 

31 comments:

  1. Hello my name is Francesca and I'm Italian. I discovered your blog by accident, looking for new things. I have joined your followers. If you go too foul. Thank you. Francesca

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Francesca for visiting my blog, and commenting. I will check out your blog also...do not see you following my blog, but it's nice to meet you!

      Delete
  2. wow My mouth is watering terribly, Elisabeth. The brownies look so very moist and great...but that frosting is the killer!

    ReplyDelete
  3. These look amazing! I LOVE ganache!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my...I would rather have coffee and brownies with you...and skip the football!

    ReplyDelete
  5. those look positively decadent! Nom nom.....

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, you're making me drool Elizabeth. these look so moist and decadent!

    ReplyDelete
  7. looks real yummy..just if I could taste them :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I always think about dessert. Ask my family. Your fudge brownies look like the perfect sweet to serve this Sunday. Who wouldn't want one of these yummy treats! Hope you will be supporting my team this time. Go Broncos!

    ReplyDelete
  9. De gyönyörű szeletek! És milyen szépen tálaltad, de szívesen megkóstolnám :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Brownies with icing is the best and ur look world class.. superb clicks...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Istenien néz ki, nagyon-nagyon fincsi lehet! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such yummy looking brownies with such wonderful frosting ..who would ever say no to them..

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hát igen, ki mondta, hogy nem lehet ilyen isteni browniet enni meccs nézés közben? Nagyon jól néz ki főleg a mázzal a tetején és olyan szép szaftos, igazi brownie:)

    ReplyDelete
  14. You knew I'd have to make these, didn't you??? My family thanks you in advance...they will be very happy for some homemade brownies! Miss you, my friend!!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  15. These look like the perfect brownie to me! Super Bowl Sunday is a "calorie free" day, right? :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Betty...as a matter of fact, I stayed away from a 'Super Bowl' party I was invited to...just to spare myself of over indulging in too much 'party foods'! Not 'calorie free' for sure!

      Delete
  16. wow, look at that frosting, indeed mouth watering! even if there's no ice cream, i would still be very happy eating it :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Elisabeth, I shouldn't have seen this marvellous chocolate treat... Now I'll be thinking about fudge brownies all afternoon... They look amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  18. oh Bella this is on my list to make, the fudge ganache topping looks fantastic. My husband is such a chocolate lover!!! Listen, I'm going to send you a private Facebook message, would love to invite you to do a guest post, more soon....xoxo j

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ó, micsoda csokoládés hullámok... Máris elgyengültem a látványától. Hétvégén én is csokiztam, csak habosan készítve... Nagyon guszta!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh Elizabeth, These brownies look fantastic…love the fudge ganache topping….so decadent! I am bookmarking! These would be perfect for Valentines day!! They look so pretty served in the cupcake papers! Have a great week, my friend!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like fudge and i like brownies and frosting with chocolate ganache,wait a minute is all in one bite,YUMMY :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Elisabeth, your Chocolate Fudge Brownies look so irresistible and lip smacking!!!! How I wished I can have a bite now!! Have a wonderful week ahead, Elisabeth.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh my Elisabeth these are some gorgeous and yummy looking fudge brownies! I'm so glad to be sitting in front of the computer today, visiting (long over do). I'm inspired by you and my other lovely friends to get back into action! I love seeing your creations. I hope you enjoyed every last bite! Sure wish I was there to taste them! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  24. YUM! This chocolate fudge brownies look so good, so chocolatey, I love the gooey layer of ganache...the pictures are great Elisabeth.
    Have a wonderful week :D

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Elisabeth,

    You are torturing me with super-chocolatey pictures of your chocolate fudge brownies... Wish that I can have a bite of these with their super-gooey chocolate frosting!

    Hope that you have a wonderful time watching the Super Bowl game! Everything seems Super these days :D

    Zoe

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Elisabeth! Thank you so much for your warm Chinese New Year greetings! I have yet to reply to comments as I have come back to a pile of work, loads of it! Goodness, just looking at your chocolate fudge brownies, I can gain 5lbs hah..hah...I put on more weight during the festivities and I will have to put these brownies on hold first. But I have bookmarked them for later!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Thank you for all your kind comments...have a wonderful weekend! xo

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi Elisabeth, amazing and moist brownies and ganache!!! Serious drooling problem over here...lol
    Have a great day, XO

    ReplyDelete

Your visits and comments are greatly appreciated. It really makes me happy to have you stop by. Will do my best to comment back. Thank you and take care! xo