Valentine’s Day without Chocolate?
I 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.