Ooey Gooey Yummy Chocolate Brownies

brownies

Who can resist a brownie, warm from the oven?  I love brownies.  They rank right up there as one of my favorite desserts.  They’re simple and always a hit.  Tonight, I made my embellished brownies.  I use any brownie mix from the store.  Tonight, I happened to use Trader Joe’s Brownie Truffle Baking Mix.  They are so good just as the recipe calls for them to be made, but I like to add a few things.  I learned from Ina Garten that adding a bit of espresso powder really brings out the flavor of chocolate.  As you know, I think Ina is always right, so I do this.

Ina

One of my favorite dish towels

I add one teaspoon of espresso to my mix.  I keep it in my freezer since I really only use it for this purpose.  I also add a teaspoon (or a bit over) of vanilla, plus 1/3 cup of chocolate chunks (semi-sweet).  I also throw in a pinch (about 1/4 teaspoon) of kosher salt.  After the brownies come out of the oven, I sprinkle Fleur de Sel finishing salt over the top. These brownies are so tasty.  I think if you try this, you’ll find them tasty too.  Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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