Saturday, March 13, 2010

PW's Mocha Brownies

Would you like to die by lusciousness? Well if yes was what you answered- make these.
And dont worry about the 4 cubes of butter and 7 cups of sugar used, its all zeroed out by the look on peoples faces when they see the ginormous amount of frosting spread on these hunks of goodness.
(I am by no means a food photographer- forgive my little Canon point and shoot)
Pioneer Womans Mocha Brownies

four 1 oz squares unsweetened chocolate
2 sticks softened butter
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Pre- heat oven to 325. Spray baking pan (8x8 or 9x12) with nonstick cooking spray. Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, being careful not to burn. Cool slightly. Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Drizzle in melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Add flour to bowl and just until combined; do not over mix.
Pour batter in pan and bake 40-45 minutes, until the center is no longer soft. Cool brownies completely before icing.

Mae's Mocha Icing
2 sticks softened butter
5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup brewed coffee, cooled to room temp.

Mix until combined butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, salt and vanilla. Add in coffee and whip until the icing is the desired consistency. Add 1/4 cup more coffee if icing is overly thick. It should be very light and fluffy.
Ice the cooled brownies spreading the icing on thick. Chill in the refrigerator until firm and slice brownies into squares.

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