Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chewy Fudgey Brownies

I stumbled upon these brownies on Annie's Eats and the pictures really dont do these justice. They are amazing! I looovvee fudgey soft brownies. I honestly have been craving these ever since I made them a few weeks ago. I shared them with my co-workers and a friend of mine. My friend, Christa is pregnant and I sent some home with her, later that night I received a text asking for more. So I guess thats a good testament to how good these are. The recipe comes from Baking Illustrated and really is my new favorite brownie. Go, run to your kitchen and make these. They are good by themselves but I bet warmed with a scoop of ice cream would be amazing as well!

Chewy Fudgey Brownies from Annie's Eats adapted from Baking Illustrated

5 ounces of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chcocoalte, chopped
8 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into quarters
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and place oven rack in lower middle position. Line an 8 or 9 inch baking dish with foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.

In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, melt the chocoalte and butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. Whisk until combined, about 15-20 seconds. Whisk in warm chocolate mixture until incorporated. Then stir in flour with a wooden spoon until just combined. (This might take a little while, dont worry it will smooth out) Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread with a spatula to make an even.

Bake until slightly puffed and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a small amount of sticky crumbs, about 35-40 minutes.

Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.

Remove the brownies from the pan, cut and enjoy!
How cute is this new cake stand I bought? I really need more brownies for a cute picture but this was all I had left, so it will have to do. :)

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Smitten Sugar Stickers

I have been wanting to get some Smitten Sugar stickers and business cards made for a while now. This way when I have baking orders customers have some way of contacting me, plus... its good advertising right? I happen to have been browsing on Etsy one day and came across

I feel in love with her designs and immediately contacted her. I knew I wanted oval stickers with some sort of a scalloped border. I just directed her to my blog and she came up with the super cute design. I purchased 2 different sized oval stickers as well as some business cards. Here are some pictures below:

If you need anything like this I highly reccommend Sally! She did a fabulous job! Thanks again! :)
I really cant wait for the next baking order so I can use them. If you need anything like this I highly recommend her services, Your Shop Name Here.
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Chocolate Cobbler

Another dessert I brought to the BBQ on Memorial Day, was this Chocolate Cobbler I saw mentioned on Pioneer Woman's Site. I was drooling just looking at the photos. This cobbler is super simple to throw together and really is out of this world! The original recipe comes from Susan Hawkins and she posted it on Tasty Kitchen.

Granny's Chocolate Cobbler Recipe see on Pioneer Woman from TastyKitchen

1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoons salt
7 tablespoons cocoa powder, divided
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup milk
1/3 melted butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups hot tap water

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. First stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tablespoons of the cocoa, and 3/4 cup of white sugar. Reserve the remaining cocoa and sugar.

Stir in the milk, melted butter and vanilla to the flour mixture. Mix until smooth. Pour the mixture into an ungreased 8 inch baking dish. (I used a 9 inch square.)

In separate bowl, mix the remaining white sugar (1/2 cup), the brown sugar and remaining 4 tablespoons of cocoa. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter.

Pour the hot tap water over all. DO NOT STIR!

Bake for about 40 minutes or until the center is set. (Mine was ready in about 35 minutes)
Let stand for a few mintues. Serve with ice cream. It will be warm and gooey in the center, dont worry this is how it is suppose to turn out. It similar to a molten chocolate cake...heaven!!

As I was trying to get a good picture, the ice cream was melting quickly so this will have to do.

You will not be disappointed by this recipe at all! Make sure to serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

For a printable version of this recipe go here.
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