what do you think of when you think of brownies??
Whenever I think of brownies, I immediately think of rich and chewy with plenty of chocolate to go around. There are oodles of brownie recipes out there, so what makes this one so special? To begin with, it has decadent bittersweet chocolate AND white chocolate chunks! Mixed together with a light and crunchy topping that crumbles into the fudgy layer. Now I have your attention, don’t I?? And the best part is that they are surprisingly easy to make, so there is really no excuse to not go and preheat your oven!
don’t you love when the usual suspects are butter and chocolate???
This brownie recipe begins with the usual suspects of butter and chocolate. The chocolate portion is a mixture of mostly bittersweet and a little unsweetened chocolate. Throw the chocolate in a glass bowl with some unsalted butter, and in the microwave it goes. The next step, and the reason why these brownies boast a crunchy and delicate top, are the eggs. The eggs are cracked into your mixing bowl and whipped with the wire attachment until they are light and foamy. Whipping the eggs is the “secret ingredient” that makes these brownies a keeper.
you are now 20 minutes away…
The next step is to slowly add some sugar, the cooled butter and chocolate mixture, and a teeny bit of flour. All that is left to do is stir in some white chocolate chunks and your favorite nuts. Pop the brownies in the oven, and in a short 20 minutes you will have a pan of delectable brownies!
what is your favorite brownie frosting??
Equally important to a delicious brownie is the frosting that goes on the top of it. I am not a plain or dusted powdered sugar on top of your brownies girl! The frosting begins with a familiar path from my refrigerator and pantry. One stick of butter is whipped until it is as light and fluffy as a cloud. Slowly add some powdered sugar and your favorite flavor, and you will have created frosting heaven. I have chosen Kahlua and fresh blood orange juice for the two varieties pictured. I can’t decide which one I adore the most! Give them a try and let me know which one is your favorite!Print
buttery bittersweet chocolate brownies with a flaky top
brownies with a bittersweet chocolate fudgy base, flaky top, and whipped frosting! What could be better?
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: one 9 x 12 pan or 12–15 cupcakes depending on size of pan 1x
- Category: dessert
- Method: mix and bake
11 oz. chopped bittersweet chocolate
2 oz. chopped unsweetened chocolate
1 stick (8 TB) of unsalted butter cut into TB portions
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups sugar
4 oz. chopped white chocolate
1 1/2 cups walnuts or pecans
1 stick (8TB) butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Fresh blood orange juice
1–2 TB grand marnier
2–3 TB Kahlua
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place bittersweet, unsweetened chocolate and butter in a glass bowl
Microwave for 25 second increments, removing and stirring at each 25 second interval.
Stir until well blended. Set aside to cool
Crack eggs in mixing bowl
Beat until frothy and foamy If available you may use a wire whisk to mix
Slowly add sugar and beat until well blended
Add cooled chocolate mixture and mix until well blended
Add flour and baking powder and blend until smooth
Add chopped white chocolate and nuts and blend until smooth
Pour into pan – you may use a 9 x 12 pan or individual cupcake pans
Bake for 18-22 minutes depending on the pan used
Cool and frost
Whip butter in a mixing bowl until whipped and light and airy
Add 1 1/2 cups of powder sugar
Beat until smooth – at this point you may need to add a small amount of whipping cream to achieve desired consistency
Fresh blood orange juice -2-3 TB or to desired consistency
2-3 TB Kahlua
Continue to beat for 4-5 minutes until whipped and fluffy
Add additional powder sugar and whipping cream to achieve desired consistency
Frost on cooled brownies
Keywords: chocolate butter Kahlua blood orange