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.
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