I made brownies! My beau's favorite dessert, next time I should bribe him to put up this Ikea rack that has been laying against the wall for months in return for some cosmic brownies. How could anyone resist that offer? I love cosmic brownies, I remember having the Little Debbie cake snacks in my lunch during my school days. Since I can't find them here in Australia, I did one better by making my very own.
They tasted better than I could of imagined, I would even dare to say they were much better than the packaged treats. I would love to try a milk chocolate ganache on top of the brownies next time, I know it would be insanely sweet, but I must try it! I was unlucky that I only had half of the amount of bittersweet chocolate needed, so I did use milk chocolate to make up for the rest of the amount. I will definitely be using this recipe again and again.
(recipe via Elle's New England Kitchen)
Yield:13x9 rectangle pan
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) butter, melted
2 tablespoons water
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
7 oz bittersweet chocolate
pinch of salt
M&M's Original (mini ones would be better, but I couldn't find them)
Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a 13 x 9 pan with aluminum foil, spray lightly with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the two sugars, butter, and water with a whisk. Stir in the eggs, vanilla extract, and instant coffee.
In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir the dry mixture into the the wet mixture, continue to stir to combine. Spread the batter into the prepared pan with a spatula. Bake for 18 minutes.
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