Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fat Tuesday

This food network truffle brownie recipe is megasimple. I enjoy watching the food network and this is one of the few recipes that I’ve actually tried to make after seeing it on TV.  I’m not much of a baker, but these brownies turn out every time! It’s extremely dense and rich. The recipes says it makes 8 servings, but I recommend cutting it into at least 12 pieces.  Even 1/12 is almost too rich for me. IMG_8381 IMG_0001-2  
Brownie ingredients: Sugar, flour, vanilla, margarine, salt, eggs, chocolate 
Ganache ingredients: heavy cream and chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl add two eggs and 1/2 tsp. salt.
Use a mixer and beat until…
Add 1c. of sugar.
Beat until…
thick and pale yellow. (2-3minutes)IMG_0006-3
Add 1T. of pure vanilla extract and beat for 30 more seconds.IMG_0002-4 
Add 1 stick of margarine and…
3 ounces of chopped unsweetened chocolate
to a microwave save bowl and heat for 1 minute.021410-28
Stir until smooth.021410-34
With the mixer running, add chocolate to egg mixture.021410-41
Add 1/2c. of all purpose flour and mix for 1 minute.  Scrape sides and beat for 30 more seconds.021410-49
Pour in a greased round foil pan.021410-53
Bake in oven, on top rack, at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until center is barely set.  I cook my for 17 minutes.  The center will be soft to the touch and a toothpick check will be gooey.021410-54 
Remove from the oven and let cool.021410-57 
While brownies cool make the ganache.  Add 1/4 c. of heavy cream and 1/2 c. of chocolate chips.  Microwave for 1 minute.021410-59
Whisk until creamy and smooth.021410-71
Spread over brownies and place in freezer for 1 hour. 021410-101
Remove from foil pan and cut while cold.  Let brownies come to room temperature before serving.  Find a printable version of the recipe here.  I like to eat them with a little homemade raspberry jam and some whip cream on the side.


  1. Looks good! I made brownies from scratch with my students last week and almost all of them said after the first bite, "Oh my gosh, these are the best brownies I've ever had!"

  2. This looks yummy...somewhat similar to one I make but I don't have to freeze it...We might have to just skip dinner and feast on 2 different brownie tart recipes sometime soon!

  3. That looks soo yummy. I can't wait to make it in 38- almost 37- days:)