Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tasty Tuesday

You remember the Brady Bunch, well, were the Brownie Bunch here! It has to be our all time favorite dessert, and there's a brownie to please everyone and as you know, I like to try out new and different recipes so brownies are something that always catch my eye. We like them frosted, with nuts or without, blond, mocha or ala mode, there's not a brownie we don't like! So, for this weeks Tasty Tuesday I thought I'd share a new brownie recipe with you that I'm gonna try out for Christmas or sooner! What I like about this one is contains several of my favorite things, chocolate, coffee and hazelnut, so this is a must add to my baking list.

Hazelnut Mocha Brownies

1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips, divided
3/4 c. butter, cubed
1 Tb. hazelnut flavored instant coffee granules
2 eggs
2/3 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Frosting
1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tb. butter
1/4 c. heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp. instant hazelnut flavored coffee granules
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

In a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 c. chocolate chips and butter with coffee granules, stir till smooth and cool.
In large bowl, beat eggs with brown sugar, stir in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Combine with flower, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to chocolate mixture, stir in hazelnut and remaining chocolate chips.
Pour into a greased 9 in. baling pan. Bake at 325 for 25 min. or till toothpick comes out clean. Cool. To make frosting, melt chocolate chips and butter with cream in microwave and add coffee granules, stir till smooth. Cool. Transfer to a med. bowl and beat for 2 min. at high speed. Blend in powdered sugar and vanilla till fluffy. Frost, refrigerate for 30 min. before cutting. Eat!

I'm not sure I would refrigerate them before cutting or eating but that is what the recipe states, you can find this recipe and a ton more in the new "Holiday Gifts and Crafts" magazine from Taste of Home. It's full of yummies for the tummies and crafts for the kids, young and old!

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