Valentine’s Day without Chocolate?

brownie1I don’t think it’s possible to have valentine’s day without chocolate.  Eventhough I should be doing last minute packing for my two week vacation to the caribbean, I somehow managed to make time to do some baking.  Honestly…I baked so I could have an onboard snack on my 4 hour flight.  I looked around my kitchen and saw a box of  E. Guittard 64% chocolate  and I thought about homemade brownies.  With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, I realized that I would leave without posting about the day of  love.

Are brownies sexy?  Has anyone associated brownies with love?  When its deep, dark, silky chocolate brownies it is sexy.  So I urge you to leave the typical truffles and mousses to the side and be a pioneer, bake a sexy Truffle Brownies for your sweetie.  Luckily for me..I found this recipe in the box!!

Truffle Brownie Squares

1 bar (9.7oz) dark chocolate chopped

3 tbsp unsalted butter

3 tbsp water

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

3 large eggs

1/4 cup all purpose flour

Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees.  Line 8 inch square pan with aluminum foil.  Melt chocolate*, butter and water, stirring unitl smooth and all of the chocolate is melted.  With a spoon beat in sugar, salt and vanilla.  Beat in eggs, one at a time until smooth and glossy.  Stir in the flour just until combined.  Spread batter into prepared pan, bake for 30-35 minutes or until a crust forms on top.  The center will still test moist.  Do not overbake because the chocolate with solidify as it cools.  Cool on rack for 2-3 hrs.  These brownies will cut more easily if allowed to cool overnight.  Remove from pan by lifting out foil and cut into 25 squares with a long bladed knife that has been warmed by dipping it into hot water.

*Microwave instructions for melting chocolate

Heat the chopped chocolate, butter and water in a large microwave proof bowl at medium power for 2-3 minutes, stirring well after 3o seconds intervals until chocolate is smooth and completely melted.

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7 Comments

  1. Isabelle
    February 11, 2009 / 7:22 pm

    You had me at truffle! Delicious!

  2. February 12, 2009 / 8:18 am

    Oh my sweet heavens this is just a block of chocolate yum. I think I forgot how to breathe for a minute there.

  3. camille
    February 12, 2009 / 12:44 pm

    This looks fantastic. I might be betraying my ignorance here, though, but why is it a truffle brownie as opposed to just a really good brownie? What about it makes it a truffle or truffle-like?

  4. highwine21
    February 12, 2009 / 8:06 pm

    Because it has very little flour so its a chocolate truffle. The texture is smooth just like a truffle..you should try it and you will see.

  5. May 20, 2009 / 7:57 pm

    Love these photos and this recipe. Can’t wait to try it. (thanks for visiting my blog, so glad to find yours! Adding you to my list of caribbean bloggers)

  6. JehanP
    May 21, 2009 / 3:17 am

    wow..thanks for adding me to your list. I will be visiting yours ever so often!

  7. May 21, 2009 / 3:59 pm

    yup, just did it! sorry if you checked before, i was a bit under the weather 🙂